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TO THE MEMORY
OF THE "ANCIENT NAME AND FAMILY OF BARWICK,"
AND TO DANIEL AND JOHN BARWICK, THE FIRST AND
EARLY SETTLERS OF THIS COUNTRY, FROM WHOM
HAVE HONORABLY SPRUNG A WORTnY PEOPLE, ARE
THESE HISTORICAL INCIDENTS SINCERElLY IN-
SCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. DR. B.
OF THE UNITED STATES
A Concise History of Barwicks From
the Time of Their Coming to This
Country In the Year of 1652 and 1664
Up to the P,i:^§ent Time.
The Lost Links'cifTfer Genealogy Found
And The Barwicks of the East, West
and South United as Kinsmen of
One Original Stock.
SAMUEL OMAR^ARWICK, M. D.,
Elkhart, Ind., U. S. A.
Dated, July 1, 1907.
'WW\ ERE I to offer an apology for bringing into book
CjLl form the information contained in this small
^^^ volume it would be that from my youth I pos-
sessed a desire to know something of the Barwick Family
and their characteristics as a people.
It being a fact that the people design the strength and
safety of nations; that they create law and liberty cher-
ished in reverance of Almighty God for the freedom and
protection cf mankind, I have many times wondered what
were the aspirations and practices of our forefathers
towards civic development.
Can, or dare we consider ourselves .better, or more
advau'Ced in life <,lT;a'iiUk'ey^U'hd'eTjthefr opportunities? Are
we mindful of the^fsTcft-tljearwhen' they'l^^nded on the east-
ern shore of Mafyland ^5'vea^:s, ago their home was in
one vast forest. That' 'Jiey ;ei3i^rQd.?:he woods with ax,
mail and wedge and .cwt;^ dPlw.p.;. ' a:id rolled together, and
burned up, and cleard up ,for the planting of the seed and
tilling of the soil? MThat^ tliej' drained the low lands' of
waters and made ready >t'Gr' Ihe production of grain. That
by the help cf their bone, sinew and muscle they aided
in constructing the great commonwealth which today rep-
resents more than 80,000,000 people, and the great enter-
prises, viz: agriculture, manufacturing and commerce.
If in pastimes our forefathers guided by the spirit of
God and liberty left their native land and braved the wat-
ers of the deep in their rude constructed crafts for a non-
civilized wilderness, what then have we in this Twentieth
Century to boast over, or above their zeal, or ambition?
May we with grateful minds and hearts accept the in-
formation of our ancestors, though limited, may we fully
realize the gratit ide we owe them for their daring strug-
gle which is but the source of our existence.
I herewith submit my findings, and trust the same
will be a source of interest and information to all who be-
long to "That Ancient Family of Barwicks" — Berwicks.
DR. S. O. BARWICK.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
^^ Jt ROM Our Ancestors Came Oar Names, Hut From
^ Our Virtues Our Honors."
Possibly there are few names that can be spelled in
so many ways as Barwick; the changing of one or more
letters the name can be spelled many ways.
From an English source it is learned Berwick was the
"Ancient Spelling," and so long in usage that its origin
In a book, published in London, England, in 1665, "The
Life of John Barwick, D. D., written by his brother, Petous
Barwick, M. D., it is observed the two names of Berwick
and Barwick ref^r Jt9^ the ^sanie family of 650 years ago."
In dictionaii^'koj'au'thori; 'ppfjli^ 6f;\'£,i^erence and gen-
eological indexe*s *'tfdth American'' . an^. English the name
Berwick, Barwick agd^'W•aJI^</■iJck ;are, observed only, while
many of the modifiea \iraiy?^.,t)i,^i^'^;iing are not mentioned,
making it evident the &b'o\ie^way3;0/. spelling are the older,
or ancient form. •»» u \ /„',,''; i \ ''
Below is given a list of spellings that indicates simi-
larity to the older names'.
Berwick Barwick Warwick
Beswick Barwin-ck Warrick
Bardwick Barwack Worrick
Barberick Barwicke Worwick
Burdick Bailiwick War nick
Burwick Barwig Warneck
Barrick Barwise Warwack
Carrick Barwis W^erwyck
From the above spellings it is evident that during
past generations the Original Stock Name has many
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
times varied, and possibly were it not for this^ cause the
Slock and Name would be many times more numerous.
The name Smith, Miller, Jones and many other names
are very limited in spelling, hence their numbers are
The following illustrates the name spelled alpha-
betically saving the letter X and that Bar and Wick be-
gin and end many names:
Irwick ^ VarwjQK ^ ,>
Jarwick % ^ ^J- \ ^''^ \ / Vi^^icl^ ' " •,
Karwick ,'; ""'^ ' .' ';* Y&,nvickc c' "
Larwick ' ' ' _ \ ^^arwjQfc
Marwuck ' ' . \ ". ! ' ^
/'■^ AND-" ■ ^
To make a geneological connection of the first Bar-
wicks of England with those coming to this country would
result in a long and expensive search of the English court
and church records.
The earliest knowledge of the Barwick family is taken
from "The Life of John Barwick, D. D., which is as follows:
'The chief of the Barwick family was Thomas de Berwick,
who in the reign of that victorious Prince, King Edward
III, had command of all his Archers (Bowmen), as appears
from an instrument quoted out of the Archives by Sir John
Banks, the King's advocate in one of his arguments in the
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
case of Ship Money published in Rushworth's CollecMons."
From the above we observe the spelling of Berwick
an-d Barwick referring to the same family. Humphrey
Barwick in 1594 published: "A Brief Discourse CD.icerning
the force and effect of all Manual Weapons of Fire, and the
Archery in respect to others of greater force."
In 1746 the "Life of Capt. John Barwick" was p iblished
who was captain in the Manchester Regiment and gives
"a genuine account of the behaviour, confession and his dy-
Another notable Barwick of
which an interesting history was
published in 1G65. and now in the
writer's possession is that of "Dr.
John Barwick, D. D.", who was a
son of "George Barwick and Jane,
his wife, whose maiden name
was Barrow. This George was
the eldest son of Nicholis Bar-
wick, a descendant of that Ancient
Family of the Barwicks of Fair
Ridge, near the village of Stavely,
in the north part of Lanches-
Here we are informed of the Barwicks being an
''Ancient Family." John Barwick, D. D., was born April
20 1612, and for his time was thoroughly schooled, bemg
Dean of Durham and St. Paul's College. He was an inti-
mate friend of Charles I, and at the time the King was
beheaded, the Monarch took a ring from his Royal finger
and had it given to the Rev. Barwick, the latter afterwards
being kept in prison two years and four months for his
relation with the King.
The title page of the history is as follows: The Life
6 BARWICK FA]\nLV HISTORY.
of the Rev. John Barwick, sometimes Fellow of St. John's
College In Cambridge, and immediately after the restor-
ation successfully Dean of Durham and St. Paul's College.
"Written in latin by his brother, (1665) Dr. Peter Bar-
wick, formerly Fellow of same college, and afterwards phy-
sician in ordinary to King Charles II.
"Translated into English by the editor of Latin Life, with
some notes to illustrate the history, and a brief account
of the author, to which is added an appendix of letters
from King Charles I in his confinement, and King Charles
II and the Earl of Clarendon in their exile, and other
papers relating to the history of that time. Published from
the original in St. John's College."
The history of this Barwick is as impressive reading
as were the times in which he lived, and I wish it were
possible to reproduce the book for the sipirit, and informa-
tion of the times in which it was written.
The author concludes: "He died in the fifty-third
year of his age and cf our Lord, 1664. Reader if thou de-
fi'irest to know more of this Reverend Churchman, gc home,
and learn by the conspicuous copy of his sincere devotion
what it is to be a True Christian Indeed."
The following is here given of the brothers:
"Immediately after the restoration he was made one
of the King's physicians in ordinary, and the year follow-
ing in acknowledgement of his and the Dean, they and
their heirs forever had, by His Majesty's command, the
honor of an addition to the arms of their family of 2
Red Rose Irradiated with gold. * * * *
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
"How zealous an advocate the
author was for the immortal Dr.
Harvey's most Useful Discovery
)f the circulation of tlic hlood, 1
lave mentioned in my preface to
Latin Life, and shall only observe
:>ere upon the head farther with
regard to an objection that the dis-
covery was first published when Dr.
larwick was a school boy, yet it
net with so much opposition, that
"-.e was a doctor of phytic, and very
capable of maintaining and defend-
ing it before it was generally received. For though Dr.
Harvey lived to his eightieth year, viz: 1657, two years
after Dr. Barwrck took his degree, Mr. Wood observed that
it was with much ado that he saw his Discovery of the
Circulation of the Blood Established Before He Died."
The author states that John Barwick's parents "De-
cently Bred" up all their sons, which were five. This is
more than many children are today receiving from their
The life of John Barwick cannot be read without caus-
ing a deep regard for the piety of this man who lived in
the troublesome times ol Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.
The following of interest which is in my possession
and taken from the Gentlemen's Magazine. London. Ens;
MR. URBAN, Bishopton Lodge, Nov. 18, 1844.
"My attention is called to a notice in your magazine
for March, 1842, page 122, requesting particulars respect-
ing the: "Ancient Family of Barwicks," or rather the fath-
er, or ancestry of Sir Robert Barwick, Knt. of Towlston
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
Hall, in the county of York, which I here give for the in-
formation of your correspondent, or any others connected
with the family.
"Sir Hugh de Barwick, Knt. was Lord of the Manor
of Tredelissham in Berkshire, and also held divers lands
in the county . of Oxford, and died 52, (1252) Henry III,
leaving by Isabel, his wife, two sons; Thomas and John,
which John d'e Barwick had summons to Parliament among
the Justices and others of the King's Council, 23; 27 (1223-
35); 33; 34 and 35 of Edward I.
"Again, the first of Edward II, when the Justices and
King's Councils were intermixed with the earls and bar-
ons, but not summansed in fide et homoio.
"He -.-ras treasurer to Queen Alinor, wife of King Ed-
ward I, and attended at the coronation of King Edward II,
was prebendary of Holme, and afterwards of Fenton, in
the county of York.
"In the second of Edward II is the last time I find
his nam'e mentioned, which seems to indicate that he
shortly afterwards died.
Of the elder son, Thomas de Barwick we find him
master of Archers in the reign of Edward III, from which
descended John Barwick, D. D., Dean of St. Paul's col-
lege, London, Peter Barwick, M. D., physician in ordinary
to King Charles II, and Col. Samuel Barwick, Governor of
Barbadoes, 1866, which Col. B.. died June 3, 1673, leaving
an only son and heir, Samuel who was Governor of Bar-
badoes in 1731, and died in January, 1733, leaving a
daughter and heiress, Jane, who married August 27, 1752,
the Hon. T. Osborn Bruce, and conveyed to him the estate
and representation of the family.
"Compiled from Wills, Parish Registers and a valuable
M. S. at Middle Hill."
Then is given the family pedigree which is too com-
plex to here give space. The time covered is 655 years and
what variations, or procreations that have occurred in the
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 9
course of those twenty generations is far beyond the
power of my antiquarian ability. The information shows
the source of tracing English family lines, for in the year
1844, Samuel Barwick Bruce, M. D., was the representative
of this family.
TIME OF COMING
1652 and 1664.
When we consider the development of the North
American continent from the time Columbus made his
discovery at San Salvador, Oct. 12, 1492, up to this busy
"Twentieth Century," is there not reason for a degree
of anxiety to know who, when and under what conditions
our ancestors came to this country.
Why should we be so grossly indifferent as to our
lineage. Find a man with a fine animal and he will not
only delight in telling of the pedigree, but of the siuperior
stock qualities as well, and at the same time, possibly,
know nothing of his grandparents.
Three years ago the writer was very much as the
stock man, though from my youth there was a desire to
know something of the Barwick Family, and I trust the
results of my long, tiresome and expensive labors in trac-
ing out, and connecting together the Barwick Family
will be of interest to all who may read the contents of
this small volume.
What motives induced our forefathers to leave their
native land and seek a home in the forest of an uncivilized
continent may well be conceived when we recall the
historical conditions which England was politically and re-
ligiously passing through, or into.
10 BARVVICK FAMILY HISTORY.
There is reason to believe that in their minds and
hearts dwelt the spirit of religious liberty; that their zeal
and love for freedom put to a test of strength their
spiritual devotion and endurance; that in a distant land
they could there establish themselves, practice and wor-
ship their Creator with free minds and full hearts, and
make possibilities for their future generations more
abundant, both in temporal and spiritual opportunities.
Had we in written form the lives of our continental
and colonial predecessors including parentage, heredity,
their social, political and religious opportunities or disad-
vantages there is reason to believe such would be as inter-
esting as were the venturesome times in which they lived.
The earliest English settlement in Maryland occurred
in 1631, under Capt. Clayborn, who, with a party of English
from Virginia, located on Kent Island, in Chesapeake Bay,
but a permanent settlement was not made until the year
1634 by a body of English Roman Catholics whose leader
was Cecil Calvert.
Thus we note our ancestors became permanent set-
tlers in the state of Maryland 18 years after the first per-
manent settlement of the colony was established.
From the discovery of America to the present, the
time is divided into ten historical periods, and their com-
ing was as early as the second period which was) the
iod of settlement.
Thus viewing the fact that our ancestors and their
descendants have lived and experienced 255 years of
American perplexities and prosperity certainly we who live
today should with grateful hearts fully realize the debt of
gratitude we owe to Almighty God for our existence, and
with equal gratitude perpetuate in sacred memory those
of our Pioneer Predecessors.
May we strive as worthy, christian, patriotic citizens
to make the possibilities for our future generations more
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 11
abounding in the higher qualities of life; that our future
blood lines may continue more than 255 years, hence as
free from vice and crime as in the past.
Of their religious attitude we have accounts of their
earlier church relationship which will be given later. My
large correspondence with the Barwicks establishes the
fact that their religious attitude is most commendable, and
of those who are not identified with some church there is
a refining tone which is to this day traceable back to the
As an enterprising people, agricultural, and the various
business pursuits have engaged them. Some are minis-
ters, doctors, legislators, teachers, and others filling var-
ious positions, while none are known to have been engaged
in the saloon business at any time in this country.
It can be said that the Barwick Family stands as a
worthy, upright, common people, and of industrious habits.
Above all, it is not known of any Barwick of this coantry
being a criminal, or convicted of a crime.
WHAT THE COURT RECORDS
THE BARWICK FAMILY.
The writer can say that securing court information is
expensive. In some cases' the fourth examination of coun-
ty records was required, and I here desire to speak in com-
mendable terms of Mr. W. O. Lednum, Chief Deputy Clerk
of the Circuit Court at Denton, Md., for his integrity and
ability as an antiquarian.
In many places it has been impossible to make a
complete tracing of family lines owing to the lack of
willSi and the numerous names of James, John and Wil-
liam. However, the following is here given and should be
of interest and information to all of the Barwick family.
12 BARWICk FAMILY HISTORY
DANIEL BARWICK IN 1652.
In Liber A. R. H., Folio 325, in the Patent Records
in the Land Office in Annapolis, Md., is recorded that
Daniel Barwick demanded 100 acres of land upon the
Patukent River, or in any other part of the Province for
transporting himself and Sarah, his maid-servant, in, or
since June, 1652.
Every effort was made to obtain some continued infor-
mation of Daniel Barwick, and to know whether he left
descendants, but the above proved all the information ob-
The writer firmly believes the early Patent Land
Records contain such information. While there is no in-
formation as- to what country the Barwicks came from, yet
it is evident beyond doubt it was from England.
JOHN BARWICK, SR.
From the Patent Records in the Land Office in /Vn-
napolis, Md., Liber No. 7, Folio 520, it is recorded that
John Barwick came to Maryland in the year 1664.
What relation he was to Daniel B. cannot be stated,
neither is there any known account of his Engli&h ances-
try, but it is reasonable to presume relationship existed
between the two and they probably were brothers.
There is no account of the age of John Barwick, or
when he died, but there is much evidence that from him
there honorably sprung a worthy people even to this day.
His place of settlement was in Talbot county, Md.,
Easton now being the county seat. As early as 1669 he
and another party bought a tract of 800 acres known as
the Normanda, the price being 9,000 pounds of Tobacco.
Also in 1683 he sold 100 acres of the tract for 3,812
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 13
pounds of tobacco, and in 1684 another 150 acres for 5,500
pounds of tobacco, and (last) in 1717 another 157 acres;
price, 5,000 pounds of tobacco.
In 1735 one John Barwick sold 50 acres; price 3,400
pounds of tobacco. Thl^ sale is one made by a son for
the fact that were it made by the former John Barwick
he would by this time be a very old man.
While he left no will it is known that he left three
sons whose names were John Jr., William and Edward.
May 10, 1746, there was made an inventory of the
estate of William Barwick, which shows that Edward
and John Barwick were his nearest kin.
The will of William Barwick shows that he left one
son, William, Jr., and why there was an inventory made,
and his brothers were his nearest kin, and not his son is a
matter not here explainable.
From the wills of early dates it is observed that all
real estate fell to the sons, and that of personal estates
to the daughters.
CHAPEL OF EASE.
On date of Aug. 15, 1765, for the value of 5£, English
money. One Pew, No. 17, in Chapel of Ease, in the Parish
of St. Peter, in Talbot Co., was sold by William Barwick,
Jr., to Thomas Laveday, said pew formedly belonged to
John Barwick, St., father of William Barwick, Sr.
Here we note the John Barwick of 1664 was a church
man, although there is at present no obtainable account of
the above chapel.
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BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 15
From a careful i'tudy of Land, Marriage and Will
Records the preceding chart of the early Harwicks is as
correct as can be made and the following explanation
will be given:
John Barwick, Jr., will dated 17o6; William Harwick,
will dated 1746; and Edward Barwick, will dated 1762, are
sons of John Barwick, Sr., of 1664, and of the two follow-
ing columns are grand and great grandchildren.
JOHN BARWICK, JR., 1736.
A son of John Barwick, Sr., 1664, little can be said of
him. His will was probated June 1, 1736, leaving one-
third to his wife, Sarah; to John One Shilling, and the re-
mainder to James. Of his two sons, John and James, are
John Barwick bought in Talbot Co., Md., 56 acres,
price, 6,000 pounds of tobacco, 1742, and 173 acres of Nor-
manda tract in 1748, price 12,000 pounds of tobacco; also
231 acres of same year, price 1,200 pounds oi tobacco, and
sold in 1751 for 79 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence, cur-
rent money, 127 acres; in 1753 for 12 pounds, 10 shillings
20 acres; in 1757 for 44 pounds, 16 shillings, 56 acres, and
in same year 84 acres for 6,000 pounds tobacco.
James Barwick purchased land in 1765, in Talbot Co.,
Md. Neither left a will making it impossible to further
trace their descendants.
WILLIAM BARWICK, SR., 1746.
A son of John Barwick (1664). His place of residence
was in Talbot Co., Md. He left on son, William, Jr., son
of Mary Thurderman. His estate consisted of much land,
personal property and slaves which was left to his wife,
Roseana, but should she again marry one-half was then
to go to her son.
HIS SON WILLIAM, JR.
Was the owner of many tracts of land in Talbot Co.,
IP) BAR WICK FA^llLY HISTORY
Md., and bailed men who were oflBcers of trust. His life
was full of business transactions which are too numerous
to here give. In 1787 he purchased the Chapel of Ease
of St Peter's Paris'h, now known as Kings Creek, or
Mathewstown, or Kingston. His will was probated in
1796. He left a wife, Anna, and children, John, William,
Lydia Scott, Anna Kirby, Hanna and Rebecca Barwick.
His son William married Anna Bell, Feb. 2, 1796, but of
his son John there is no further information.
To further trace his descendants was impossible for
lack of will records, but it is most certain that the Bar-
wicks of Cecil county, Md., are his direct descendants.
BARWICKS OF TALBOT COUNTY.
Owing to the lack of wills a number of Barwicks are
unclassified as to direct family lines, and the following are
given trusting the names may serve some one to a good
John A. Barwick deeded land in 1802 and 1803.
John Barwick gave two mortgages in 1802.
Nathan Barwick gave bill of sale in 1812.
William Barwick gave bill of sale in 1815.
Peter Barwick gave deed in 1816.
Ximrod Barwick gave deed in 182.5.
Henry I. Barwick gave deed in 1840.
John Barwick bought land in 1841.
Peter Barwick gave deed in 1838.
Sharlott Barwick gave deed in 1849.
John W. Barwick gave deed in 1850.
Thomas H. Barwick bought deed in 1867.
James H. Barwick bought deed in 1881.
Alex. Barwick bought deed in 1881.
John A. Barwick bought deed in 1892.
Sarah M. Barwick deeded land in 1891.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 17
Thomas H. and John M. Barwick deeded land in 1898.
William W. Barwick bought land in 1904.
Thomas H. and John W. Barwick bought land in 1898.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
BARWICKS IN TALBOT COUNTY,
FROM 1794 TO 1906.
William Barwick and Anna Bell, Feb. 2, 1796.
Peter Barwick and Anna Gegogry, March 8, 1808.
John Barwick and Eliza Myatt, Dec. 26, 1808.
Peter Barwick and Rebecca Chapman, May 21, 1811.
Peter Barwick and Mary Dobson, March 3, 1813.
Rebecca Barwick and James Chambers, June 17, 1813.
Rebecca Barwick and James Mason, June 28, 1814.
Mary Barwick and Samuel Bright, July 18, 1821.
Rebecca Barwick and James Lomax ,M.arch 19, 1829.
John Barwick and Elizabeth Harrison, Nov. 1, 1831.
Ann Barwick and Edward Jefferson, Nov. 1, 1831.
Peter Barwick and Ann Harrison, June 5, 1837.
John Barwick and Charlotte Fountain, May 16, 1838.
James H. Barwick and Alice H. Holt, Oct. 2, 1841.
Charlotte Barwick and Thos. Fountain, Sept. 22, 1857.
Henry Barwick and Mary Doffin, Feb. 10, 1858.
Thos. H. Barwick and Sarah M. Covey, June 8. 1866.
Adda P. Barwick to Henry B. Mason, Jan. 3, 1884.
Mollie E. Barwick and George W. Parrott, Jan. 4, 1888.
Mary E Barwick and James E. Price, April 18, 1891.
Frank Barwick and Ida Shones, Sept. 27, 1893.
M. Grace Barwick and Jas. H. Geoghahan, Aprill2, 1892.
Thos. Henry Barwick and Mary E. Jump, Jan. 23, 1894
Fanna A. Barwick and Probert F. Smith, Nov. 21, 1899
Alberta Barwick and Wm. N. Fleckenstine, Dec. 18. 1900
John Nultan Barwick and Ethal R. S. Stewart. Dec.
Harry C. Barwick and Minnie Dobson. Dec. 16. 1903.
IS HAinVlCK FAMILY HISTORY
Susan A. Barwick and Perry W. Stewart, April 29, 1906.
It will be observed that the Barwick Family of Talbot
Co., Md.. have continued from the coming of John Bar-
wick in 1664 to the present time. However, it is with
much regret the above unclassified name- could not have
been directly connected in family lines. The writer spent
much time and delay trusing to so succeed, but in the
end could do no more than to submit the above.
From the years 1780 to 1800 there were so few wills
left, and so many Johns, James and Williams that little
could be accomplisihed. Again, many were not able to
trace back more than to their grandfather, or but 100
For a people to live from generation to generation in
the same county since 1664 there should somewhere be
family bibles that would clear up the missing links.
It is evident that most of the Barwicks of Maryland
are descendants of John Barwick, Jr., whose will was pro-
bated in 1736, and William Barwick, whose will was pro-
bated in 1746.
(See Family Chart, Page 14.)
BARWICKS OF MARYLAND.
Was born in 1809 (a merchant) but to which of the
branches of the original stock he belonged the writer
cannot say. The family has for many years resided at
Chesapeake City, Md. He was married to Mary A. Means
and their children were:
1. William J. Barwick,
who was born in 1834 (a shipchandler) and married Sarah
Hammond, whose children are William Elsworth Barwick
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 19
bom 1861, and has two sons, Clark E., born 1884, and War-
ren R., born 1887; Oakley Barwlck, born 1865. and h:^s two
daughters, Bessie O. and Mary H., and Mrs. Sarah H. K»r-
shaw, born in 1872, and has one daughter, Mary K.
2. ..Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Jones,
born in 1836 and the mother of three children.
3. John Barwick
was born in 1841, and married Sare E. Rose, and their
son is Dr. George Irwin Barwick of Kennedyville,- .Md
(born 1869) whose daughter is Caroline E.
4. Mrs. Mary J. Scott,
JOHN A. BARWICK, SR.
To what branch of the original stock he belonged
is not known, but the court records of Talbot county. Md..
show in the years of 1802-3 he deeded land. His children
1. Thos. H. Barwick, Sr.
whose children are Thomas H. Barwick, Jr.. Mattliews.
Md.; Mrs. Grace Geoghegan, Inantico, Md., and John M.
Barwick, Matthews, Md.
2. John A. Barwick, Jr.
whose children are Walter T. Barwick, Alexandria. Va.:
Ida V. Towers, Fannie A. Smith and Mary A. Flickinstine.
Easton, Md.; and Nettie E. Wilson, 2605 Maryland .We-
nue, Baltimore, Md.
3. William W. Barwick,
4. Alexandria Barwick.
unmarried, each living, Tunis Mills, Md.
Nothing is known of his life. His sons were Henry
and Thomas, of whom no information was secured, and
20 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
JoliU, whose cl-'ildren are Henry and Mary, and Joshua
Barwick of Centerville, Md.; whose son is Edward W. of
JOSHUA M. BARWICK.
Was born near Elkton, Md., in 1805. He was first
married in 1824, but there are no living descendants from
first marriage. Of the second marriage to Ellen M. Cass in
1858 there is M. G. Barwick (salesman) who was born in
Bloomington, 111., in 1861, and now resides at 3512 East
Tenth street, Kansas City, Mo., whose son, Walter W.
Barwick, resides' at same address.
EDWARD BARWICK. Sr.
WILL PROVED 1762.
Through Edward Barwick, Sr., the family line is com-
plete from the coming of his father in 1664 to the present,
making in all eight generations. From him developed the
Northern and Southern branches of Barwicks who are to
this day an excellent people. From his land transactions
it will be noticed be was an active man. In 1731 "Edw^ard
Barwick of Talbot Co.," bought in Queen Anns Co., a
tract of land called James Jumps Choice, and alsio of the
same year two other tracts, and in 1734 and 1736 sold 250
Our next account of him is in Drochester Co., Md.,
wbere he bought land in 1738, 1741 and 1750, and sold to
his son WMlliam one tract of land in 1759. His place of
residence at time of death was in Caroline Co., Md. The
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 21
court record;' show his will was probated Sept. 23, 1762.
and in brief is as follows:
"To my wife, Alice, I bequeath 200 acres of land, a
part of Taunton Oean; also 44 acres adjoining above a
part called Forrest Range during hieir natural life.
"To my son William, 84 acres a part of Chance; to
James, 109 acres half of Chance; to Nathan, 122 acres a
part of Clearing Cross; to Edward 26 V^ acres a part of
Clearing Cros'Si, also 96 acres a part of ForresX Range.
"To John, two negroes and 10 £ in money; to my
wife, Alice, three negroes; to William, oine niegro and what
he now has in hm possession belonging to me; to James,
two negroes and two cows, and what he already has in
his possession; to Edward, one negro; to Nathan, one
negro. All the residue of my estate to Edward, Nathan,
Josihua, Solomon and wife, equally divided. My wife,
Alice, and son James are to be my executors. Probated
September 23, 1762."
From a court item of Drcchester Co., Md., is the fol-
"To John Barwlck of Johnston County, Province of
North Carolina, Son and Heir at Law of Edward Barwick,
late of Drocheisiter Co., Md., my trusty friend, power of at-
to-rney, November 7, 1768."
"Nathan Barwick of Droches'ter Co., Md., and John
Barwick of North Carolina, Deed, April 11, 1772, to Joshua
and Solomon Barwick of Drochester Co., Md., confirming
above power and sale."
HIS SEVEN SONS.
William and John purchased land in Queen Anns Co.,
Md., in 1742 and 1754.
1. William Barwick.
Purchased land in Drochester Co., in 1759, and in
1765 he and his wife, Druoilla, sold the same. This is the
22 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
last account of William and Drucilla until located at Wil-
mington, New Hanover Co., North Carolina.
2. John Barwick.
Located in Johnston Co.. North Carolina, earlie-r than
3. Nathan Barwick.
His widow resided in what is now Johnston Co., North
Carolina, in the year 1790.
4. Joshua and (5) Edward Barwick.
Resided in Carolina Co., Md., while.
6. James and (7) Solomon Barwick.
Were residents of Droche-SLer Co., Md.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
TO THE BARWICK FAMILY.
In Carolina Co., Md., From 1774 to 1896.
James Barwick and Rebekah Roberts, May 18, 1775.
Mary Barwick and Ralph Marshall, Sept. 26, 1778.
James Barwdck and Cordelia Hyson, Feb. 25, 1778.
Solomon Barwick and Rose Lawful, April 1, 1779.
John Barwick and Rachel Webber, May 31, 1779.
Sidney Barwick and Nehemia Draper, June 26, 1792.
John Barwick and Deborah Roe, Feb. 12, 1798.
Jamies Barwick a.nd Nancy Roe, Feb. 1, 1799.
Sarah Barwick and Zebdodaw Hopkins, June 25, 1799.
Edward Barwick and Sara Jump, Aug. 4, 1799.
Rebecca Barw^ick and Wm. Elliott, March 18, 1800.
Elijah Barwick and Anna Evitts, Nov. 11, 1800.
James Barwick and Ester Prucp, June 5, 1802.
Nathan Barwick and Nancy Kinnaman, Dec. 22, 1812.
Margaret Barwick and Charles Morgan, Aug. 13, 1803.
Edward Barwick and Sara.h Hubbard, Nov. 28, 1803.
Rebecca Barwick and Andrew Fountain, Dec. 11, 1804.
Alice Barwick and Shadric Glanding, April 26, 1806.
James Barwick and Anna Price, Sept. 5, 1809.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 23
Anna Barwick and Richard Gore, Feb. 8, 1810.
Deborah Barwick and Wm. Calston, Sept. 2'.], ISll.
Elizabeth Barwick and Wat&on Fountain, April ?,, 1S13.
Nimrod Barwick and Nancy Webb, Sep-t. 28, 1815.
Anna Barwick and John Roe, Dec. 9, 1815.
Sidiney Barwick and James Surggett, July IS, 1820.
Jane Barwick and William Alls, July 25, 1820.
Joshua R. Barwick and Rose A. Porter, Jan. 24, 1824.
Elizabeth Barwick and Thos. Surggett, May 24, 1824.
John R. Barwick and Mary Dreggs, Dec. 27, 1831.
Margaret Barwick and James R. Sarden, June 9, 1832.
Rebecca Barwick and Edward Turner, Jan. 2, 1834.
Matilda Barwick and Elijah Bartlett, Jan. 28, 1834.
White Barwick and Anna Anthony, Feb. 10, 1835.
Catherine M. Barwick and Warren R. Buster, Oct. 20,
Nancy Barwick and John C. Cooper, April 12, 1836.
Mahala I. Barwick and Harrison Hardcaatelle, June
James H. Barwick and Anna Barwick, Sept. 26, 1837.
Juliet Barwick and John C. Cooper, Nov. 27, 1837.
Joshua R. Barwick and Ellen T. Seward, Dec. 13, 1837.
Mary Barwick and Robert Wooters, Dec. 26, 1837.
Adaline Barwick and Jerome Calrip, Dec. 22, 1838.
Sarah M. Barwick and Elisha Rengold, Jan. 30, 1845.
Ellen T. Barwick and Ennos Hubbard, Dec. 30. 1845.
WilMam Barwick and Rebecca Ann Seward, Nov. 17,
Francis E. Barwick and Margaret Robinson. Jan. 1."..
White Barwick and Anna Harman. Nov. 17. 1857.
Lucy Barwick and Caleb Bowdle, July 30, 1861.
Joshua Barwick and Maggie Jarrell. Dec. 28. 1868.
24 BAR WICK FAMILY HISTORY
CAROLINE CO.. MD.
Deeds to Edward Bai-wick, 1779, 1781, 1789 and 1801.
Deed& to Elijah Barwick, 1802 and 1814 and 1818.
Deeds to Elizabeth Barwick, 1811.
Deeds to James Barwick, 1781.
Deeds to John Barwick, 1795, 1801, 1803 and 1809.
Deeds to James Henry Barw'ick, 1837, 1844, 1848, 1849,
Deeds to Joshua R. Barwick, 1838.
Deeds to Margaret Barwick, 1881.
Deeds to Matilda Barwick, 1833.
Dates to Nimrod Barwick, 1820, 1820, 1823 1831, 1831,
1823, 1833, 1833.
Deeds from Anna Barwick, 1842.
Deeds from Alice Barwick, 1844.
Deeids from Edward Barwick, 1801, 1812, 1812.
Deeds from Elijah Barwick, 1815, 1820, 1821, 1823.
Deeds from Ellen T. Barwick, 1838, 1841.
Deeds from James Barwick, 1784.
Deeds from John Barwick, 1811.
Deeds from Joshua R. Barwick, 1836, 1838.
Deeds from James H. Barwick, 1844, 1849.
Deeds from Margaret Barwick, 1782, 1795, 1803.
Deeds from Nathan Barwick, 1802.
Dates from Nimrod Barwick, 1820, 1828, 1830.
Deeds from White Barwick, 1842.
Deed sfrom Julyett Barwick, 1866.
Deeds from James H. Barwick, 1852, 1853, 1860.
Deeds from Solomon Barwick, 1856.
Deeds from William A. Barwick, 1863.
The above names are given with the hope of aiding
some one in tracing out their family lines not now known.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 25
Every effort was made to trace all the above persons in
direct family lines, but had to be given up for lack of reli-
EDWARD BARWICK. Sr.
It will be observed that the seven sons of Edward
Barwick, Sr., will not be taken up in the order as their
names occur in chart on page 14.
Solomon and James
Resided in Drochester Co., Md., and as the court
house with will records were destroyed by fire there was
no possible way to learn of their descendants.
Resided in Caroline Co., Md., and devised his will
"To my son James., I give all the lands I now own
known as "Jumps Choice," 100 acres; also 164 acres called
"Fisher's Plains," and 7i^ acres known as "Neighbors Neg-
"To my daughter, Mary Townsend, one shilling, but
should S'he become a widow, I desire she s;hall have two
acres of my land and on it build a house.
"To my grandson, John Porter, £10, Edward Porter,
£10, Sarah and Mary Porter, £5 current money each.
That James Barwick, Exor. will probated May 18,
There is no further information of this branch. The
Barwicks from 1780 to 1800 left few wills making it im-
possible to correctly trace family lines.
BAKVVICK FAMILY HISTORY
Resided in Caroline Co., Md. This is the only branch
where Family Lines are known complete from John Bar-
wick, Sr., of 1664 to the present which are eight gener-
His will was devised Sept. 17, 1782, and is as follows:
"To my wife, Sidney, I bequeath all my plantation
whereon I reside, also all that tract adjoining the same
during her natural life, at her death to be equally divided
between my two sons, Nathan and Elijah, and 217 1-10
acres in Delaware to be sold and balance of purchase money
paid out of proceeds arising from sale, and the balance
of money from said sale I bequeath to my son Nimrod,
and the residue of my estate after my wife's third part is
taken out to be equally divided between my three sons.
Sidn-ey and Solomon (his brother) Exor., will probated
THE SONS OF JOSHUA BARV/ICK.
1. Nathan Barwick. ^
No information could be learned except that on Dec.
22, 1802, Nathan B., and Nancy Kinnamon were married
and in the same year there was a land transfer betwieen
himself and his brother, Elijah. Nothing is known of his
2. Rev. Elijah Barwick.
Was born in Caroline Co., Md., Feb. 17, 1782, and
married Anna Evitts, Nov. 11, 1800. He was an M. E.
minister and moved to the State of Indiana, where be
deceased, June 24, 1856, at, or near Shelbj^ille, Ind. His
wife died Jan. 11, 1824. He was afterwards twice mar-
ried but no child-ren by either of those two marriages.
He was a man of noble motives, and by the first
marriage the father of eleven children whose descendants
to this day are a most commendable people.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 27
1. Sidney Morris Barwick was born Aug. 19. ISOl. and
married James Swiggett, Jan. 19, 1S20.
Children of James and Sidney IVIorris (Barwick) Swiggett.
Robert Swiggett, April 22, 1821.
Matt. D. Swiggett, March 18, 1823.
Seth W. Swiggett, October 31, 1825.
Elizabeth Ann Swiggett, December 27, 1828.
Mary Indiana Swiggett, December 6, 1831.
James Lawrence Swiggett, July 27, 1833.
William Pitt Swiggett, June 6, 1837.
Children of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swiggett.
James AJlen Swiggett, at Vevay, Indiana, October 29
Rev. Edward Toner Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, Sep-
temiber 27, 1850.
Charles Howard Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, August
Henry Lee Swiggett, at Connersville, Ind.. Julv 16,
William Frank Swiggett, at Cincinnati, Ohio, October
Children of Edward T. and Eleanor Mansfield Swiggett.
Edward Mansfield Swiggett, at Morrow, Ohio, Sep-
tember 9, 1881.
Douglas Worthington Swiggett, at Morrow, Ohio,
September 11, 1882.
Child of Charles Howard and Nellie Courtney Swiggett.
Howard Miller Swiggett, at Ripley. O.. Nov. 17, 1891.
Children of Willard F. and Ida Warren Swiggett.
"^ Charles Swiggett, June 7, 1889.
Helen Swiggett, Septemiber 10, 1891.
Alma Swiggett, July 23, 1893.
Child of Edith May Graham and John Richard Graham.
28 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
Dorothy Alma Graham, at AshevilLe, North Carolina,
De<;emb8r 8, 1893.
A Son of James and Sidney Morris Swiggett.
Seth W. Swiggett was a newspaper editor, having
published papers in Connersville and Muncie, Ind., Sioux
City, Iowa, (the first paper ever published there, in 1857-
60), Xenia, O., Cincinnati, O., and at different times con-
nected with the Gazette, the Commercial, and the En-
quirer, newspapers of Cincinnati, O.
Alma Wiley, wife of S. W. Swiggett, was the daugh-
ter of Rev. Allen Wiley, a pioneer Methodist Episcopal
minister of Southern Indiana and Indianapolis, whose bi-
ography was printed by the M. E. Book Concern. He was
a man of distinction in his days, having been urged as a
candidate for Governor of Indiana, and he would have been
a bisihop at the next annual conference had he not died.
His son, Philander Wiley, was for a long time professor
in Asbury (now Depauw) University. Two other sons
were M. E. ministers. All dead. One daughter died, aged
almost 95 years, April 21, 1907.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
REV. EDWARD T. SWIOUETT. D.O.
30 BAR WICK FAMILY HISTORf
Edward T. Swiggett, son of Seth W. Swiggett, is a
ministeir in the Presbyterian ohureh, pastor for almost 28
years of the First Presbyterian church of Morrow, Ohio,
Stated Clerk (secretary) of the Presbytery of Cincinnati,
Stated Clerk of the Synod of Ohio. Received the degree
of Doctor of Divinity from Miami University in 1900. A
graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. Has been
clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church.
His wife is Eleanor Mansfield Swiggett, who is a grand-
daughter of Jared Mansfield, first professor of mathematics
in West Point Military Academy and Surveyor General of
the Northwest Territory. The city of Mansfield, Ohio, was
named after him. She is a daughter of Hon. Edward Deer-
inig Mansfield, author, editor of the Cincinnati Gazette,
State Statistician for many years of Ohio. She is grand-
daughter of Thomas Worthington (whose mansion forms
the Ohio Building at the Jamestown Exposition now), that
is, a copy of his mansion at Chillicothe. He was the
second Governor of Ohio, and U. S. Senator from Ohio,
1803 to 1807, and 1810 to 1814. Their children are: Ed-
ward Mansfield Swiggett, is a landscape engineer in the
city of Chicago; Douglas Worthington Swiggett is a pro-
fessor in the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
C. M. Swiggett, 822 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. ; H.
L. Swiggett, Branchvilie, Maryland; Mrs, Edith S Graham,
Asheville, N. C.
James Swiggett and Sidney Morress Barwick, Jan.
Thomas Swiggett and Elizabeth Barwick, May 20, 1824.
Seth W. Swiggett and Alma Wiley, Feb. 18, 1847.
Rev. Allen Wiley and Margaret Eads, Feb. 21, 1808.
Seth W. Swiggett and Alma Wiley, Feb. 18, 1847.
Rev. Edward Toner Swiggett and Eleanor Mansfleld,
Aug. 31, 1880.
Charles Howard Swiggett and Nellie Coartney.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 31
Henry Lee Swiggett and Fannie Ayers.
Willard F. Swiggett and Ida Warren.
Edith May Swiggett and John Richard Graham.
Allen Wiley, Virginia, Jan. 15, 17S8.
Margaret Eads, Maryland, Dec. 15, 1876.
Alma Wiley, Indiana, Sept. 4, 1826.
Joshua Barwick, December 12, 1810.
Ann Barwick, January 11, 1824.
Elizabeth Swiggett, April 8, 1828.
Thomas Swiggett, 1830.
Sidney Morress Swiggett, October 9, 1838.
James Swiggett, November, 1838.
Robert, son of James and Sidney M. Swiggett, March
Allen Wiley, Vevay, Indiana, July 3, 1848.
William Pitt, son of James and Sidney M. Swiggett,
killed in battle of Pittsburg Landing, 1861.
James Lawrence, son of James and Sidney M. Swig-
gett, at Omaha, Nebraska, April 5, 1890.
Seth W., son of James and Sidney Morress Swiggett,
at Indianapolis, April 20, 1897. Interred in Spring Grove
cemetery, Cincinnati, O.
James Allen, son of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swig-
gett, at Cincinnati, O., December 27, 1869. Interred in
Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, O.
Willard F., son of Seth W. and Alma Wiley Swiggett,
at Denver, Colorado, July 7, 1904. Interred in Spring
Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 12, 1904.
Alma Wiley, daughter of Rev. Allen and Margaret
Eads Wiley, and widow of Seth W. Swiggett, at Aslievillo.
North Carolina, November 30, 1905. Interred In Spring
Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio., December 3, 1905.
born May 11, 1804, and married Thomas Swiggett, May 20.
;5' ir\i;\Vl«K FAMILY HISTORY
born Feb. 11. 1M»;'..
4. Ezekiah Cooper,
born Oct. 15. isn. and killrd Ijy a runaway team when
a youn.u man at Hrookville, Ind.
5. Philip Dickerson,
born Ni)V. !♦. IMM. and died of yellow fever at New Orleans
In 1S49. leaving one son. .lames S., now residing at Lin-
6. Joshua J.
born St'i);. i^-, 1S1."», was an attorney and deceased without
born Feb. 19. 1806. There is no further information of
the above but James S. Barwick of Lincoln, Neb., which
will be given in proper order.
Of Elijah's four remaining sons are as follows:
8. Rawzeli Pitt Chandler Barwick.
resided and deceased without children at Brookville, Ind..
He was a man of noble character and highly respected.
The following is a letter to his brother, Rev. J. S. Barwick:
"Brookville, Ind., July 8, 1880.
"Dear Bro. — Yours of 15th was thankfully received,
b It was much disappointed as to you not making us a
v'.s'.t this season. We were much in hopes that you would
b? to see us this summer or fall, and still think you will
take Brookville in when you make your visit to Illinois
this fall, and bring your wife. That is the second one
you have had that we have not seen.
"We are here living by ourselves taking, as I think,
the world pretty comfortable. We have plenty to live on,
and owe no person any thing but good will, and cannot
realize that we are old, but old age has crept upon us al-
most unawares until I have lived to see the end of 73
years since the 10th of June last.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 33
"I can not scarcely realize it but it is so and has to be
(He then gives the births and deaths of his father
and mother and births of brothers and sisters, and closes)
"R. P. C. BARWICK."
Of his wife, the following is given in respect of her
"A private dispatch announces the death of Mrs. R.
P. C. Barwick at Brookville, Ind., yesterday. Mrs.B. was
one of the earliest pioneers of Franklin Co., Ind., having
lived there more than 80 years.
"She was a woman of good life and noble work, as
indicated by the fact that she has been known as Aunt
Mary Barwick throughout the reign of her acquaintance
and work for over 40 years."
May the above few lines inspire others of us to strive
in life to live in the wisdom of nobility.
9. Seth Evitt Barwick.
was born Jan. 20, 1809. He married Eliza J. Darrell, and
resided on the old homestead near Connersville, Ind.,
where was born to them nine children.
His daughter Martha, married a Mr. Roberts, to whom
were born Olive (deceased) and Harriett, born 1832, and
married Dr. D. Rogers, now a widow living at 122 West
14th Street, Anderson, Ind. Her son, Ralph Rogers, a
salesman, lives in Toledo, Ohio, and W. E. Rogers at St.
Mrs. Rogers writes: In regard to the Barwicks being
tall, I think my grandfather, Elijah, the tallest man I ever
saw. My father was the tallest of his brothers, being 6
feet 6 inches."
Mary Fletcher B. was born Sept. 17, 1834, and de-
ceased at Genoa, 111., May 6, 1901. Her husband was Rev.
Andrew B. Hester of the old Southeast Indiana Conference.
34 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
Their children are, Rev. Evitt K. D. Hester, born Oct. 20,
1863, and was educated at DePauw University. He enter-
ed the M. E. church of the Rock River Conference in 1888.
His children are, Evitt Darrell, Philip Kenneth, Gains
Hedford and Luther Garner.
Their other two sons are Francis Oliver, born Dec. 20,
1864, and is instructor in the Normal Training High School
at Indianapolis, Jnd., and Carlos Briggs, born Dec. 18,
1868, and is a salesman.
William Darrell resides at Oakland, 111, He was a
veteran in the civil war and nine months a prisoner at
Andersonville. His only son is Seth Evitt, born July 22,
1861, and is sales agent for the Lon-Bell Lumber Co.,
Chicago, 111. His only son is William, who represents the
eighth generation of Barwicks in this country.
Benjamin F., was for many years a prominent mer-
chant at Greencastle, Ind., where his only daughter was
educated in the DePauw University, and is married to
Mr. Wright, residing at 123 E. Franklin street. Their only
daughter, Mabelle, represents the eighth generation.
Anna married Alex. Harris and deceased 30 years ago
at Mattoon, 111. Mrs. Horace Coley of Oakland, 111., is
her only daughter who has one daughter, Beulah.
James was a veteran in the Civil War and was killed
at Bean Station, Tenn. Elijah and Martin deceased in
10. James Madison,
was born Nov. 9, 1817, and resided at Shelbyville, Ind.,
where he deceased in 1888. His only daughter, Mary
Torrey, is the wife of G. W. Kennedy of the same place.
BARWICK FAMILY His'J
11. Rev. Joseph S. Barwick.
I^ev. J. S. narvvick. D. D.,
was born in Maryland. Sept.
22. 1815, and fell asleep in
Jesus at his home in Lin-
neiis, III., Oct. 5, 1890, aged
75 years and 13 days.
He graduated from what
is now DePauw University
when he was a young man.
and from which institution he
received the degree of Doctor
of Divinity later in life. He
REV. J. S. BARWICK. joined the Indiana Confer-
ence of the M. E. church in 1S37, and filled many re-
sponsible positions in the pastorate, among them Evans-
ville and Indianapolis. In the fall of 1850 he removed to
Jacksonville, 111., to accept the Professorship of LiUin in
the Illinois Conference Female College. He continued to
teach until the war of '61, when he entered the service as
chaplain of the 85th Regt. 111. Infty., in which he served
until the end of the war. He was then transferred to the
Missouri Conference, teaching and preaching, part of the
time as presiding elder, a part of his time as pastor.
In 1886 he took charge of Linneus circuit, and for
three years he went in and out before us, the loving and
lovely and beloved pastor of his own church and the
devoted friend of all the churches.
Mr. Barwick was married three times — to his last
wife. Miss E. S. Treadway, he was married in 1.S78. Like
Zachariah and Elizabeth they have walked together in all
the ordinances of the Lord's House blameless.
H6 BARWTCK FAMILY HISTORY
James S. Barwick, a grandson of Elijah and son of
Philip Dickerson B., was born in Shelbyville, Ind., Nov.
18, 1845, and now resides at Lincoln, Neb. At the age
of 16 he entered Co. C, 3rd 111. Cavalry, and Served four
ysars; was in thirtsen hard fought battle; and twice
Oct. 17, 1867, he married Sarah M. Means, and they are
the parents of Mrs. Mollie Roberts of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs.
Rev. Walter Bilbey, Sunflower, Mo.; W. F. and L. H.
Barwick of Lincoln, Neb. His grandchildren are Gene-
vieva and Walter Roberts; Leonard and Philip Bilbey and
Louise Barwick. The eighth generation. He is manager
of Paragon Granite and Marble monumental work.
3. Nimrod Barwick.
A son of Joshua and brother of Nathan and Elijah
resided in Caroline Co., Md. He married Nancy Webb,
Sept. 28, 1815. His son, William A., was born in Caroline
Co., Md., in 1829. He married Rebecca Seward, and de-
ceased May 11, 1881, and his wife in March, 1902. William
A. was the father of Frank and L. Howard, who reside
at S^ndersville, Md.
Frank married Mollie Reynolds and their children
are Seward, Maggie and William.
L. Howard married Alta Seward, and to them were
born Rebecca and Henry.
No information could be secured of White B., who
was a son of Nimrod. Thus ends one and the only com-
plete branch from 1664 to 1907, or 243 years. May the
blood lines of this common, worthy stock continue in the
same moral and spiritual character and continue to grace
the good blood q:ialities and deeds of the Barwicks for
longer than eight generations hence. ■
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
EDWARD BARWICK. Sr. (Continued.)
NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH.
WILLIAM, JOHN AND NATHAN
Were sons of Edward and grandsons of John Bar-
wick, Sr., of 1664. The writer must say for the many
efforts put forth to secure connecting information up to
the present the least and most disappointing were the re-
The North Carolina Census Report of Population of
1790, shows as follows:
Name of Head Male 16 yrs, Male IC vr*. Females
of Family And Over And L'nder Marrii-l
New Hanover DrucillaB'rwk
Johnston j John "
Dobbs ' Margaret "
The Barwicks of New Hanover County will be first ex-
plained. Drucilla was the widow of William Barwick, and
their children were James, White, Elizabeth and Nancy.
As the chart shows, in the year 1790, White was married,
and the father of one son under 16 years, and two daugh-
ters married. A number of efforts were made to secure
the names of his children, but the efforts were to no sue-
88 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
cess. Neither could any information be secured of the
family in after years. What should have been easily se-
cured proved the most difficult and leaves a complete
missing link with the Barwick of the state of present date.
The will of William B. is here given in full:
"In the name of God, Amen, I, WMlliam Barwick of New
Hanover county, in the State of North Carolina, Planter,
being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make
and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and
form following, viz: First, I will that my just dehts
shall be paid, .after which I give and bequeath my person-
al estate in manner and form following:
"I give to my dearly beloved wife, Drucilla Barwick, the
plantation which I now possess, known by the name of
the Brick House Plantation, opposite Rich Inlet, with the
lands and properties thereunto belonging to her during
her natural life, and after her decease, the same land and
properties to be the right of my two sons, viz: James and
White, to be equally divided between them by three free
holders of said county, which they shall see fit to
choose, and in case either of them should be disposed to
sell his part, the other shall have it on paying him £60
current money of staid state, in twelve months after the
said contract or othei-^ise as they can agree; which land
I will to them and their heirs lawfully begotten; and in
case that either of them should die without heir, the
other to possess the whole lands as above, on paying his
two sisters each £20, namely, Elizabeth and Nancy, being
current money of said state; and in case both my sons die
without heirs, the lands and properties to be equally di-
vided between my two daughters to them and their heirs
"I also give to my dearly beloved wife, two milch
cows, one featherbed and furniture belonging to it. I also
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 89
leave to my wife one hor.se and ten: pounds of pewter and
one large iron pot, one chest, one tea kettle, one spice
mortaT, and one pair of hand mill stones.
"I give to my dearly beloved daughter, Elizabi'lh, one
3-year-old heifer and her increase, and one year old steer,
one featherbed and 10 pounds of pewter.
"I give to my dearly beloved daughter, Nancy, two
heifers and their increase, one featherbed and 10 pounds
"I give to my dearly beloved son, James, one cow and
steer and feathers to make a good bed.
"I give to my dearly beloved son, White, two steers,
one three years old and one four years, one iron pot and
hooks, one dictionary, thee breeding sows .and 10 pounds
"I also leave to my dear wife, two breeding sows,
one pair of steelyards and one large bible; to James, one
iron pot and hooks and two breeding sow^s.
"I will that all the rest of my personal estate be
equally divided by three freeholders of said state between
my dearly beloved wife and four children, revoking all
will or wills.
"In testimony whereof, I, the said William Barwick,
has hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 15th
day of June, 177S.
(SEAL) "WILLIAM BARWICK."
NOTE — The writer firmly believes that the court
records of New Hanover Co., N. C, contain information
that will connect James and White B. in direct family lines
with the Barwicks of the state at present. Their
inheriting the land there is somewhere upon record and the
time and way of disiposing of said land.
40 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
By the census repo:t of North Carolina for 1790, John
Barwick was tbe father of one son over sixteen years,
three sons under sixteen years, and one daughter married.
Every effort was made to secure court record information
of Johnston county, wherein he resided, but could secure
nothing. The writer firmly believes such information
is there recorded that would clear up direct family lines
to date. The writer also failed to learn the names of his
sons, or wife and daughter.
He resided in Johnston county earlier than 1768, as
the court records of Carolina county, Md., show that in
said year he acted with power of attorney, in the settle-
ment of his father's (Edward, Sr.) estate in Maryland. It
is also evident at the census report of 1790 he was a very
• NATHAN BARWICK.
Nothing can be said of Nathan. At the time of the
census report of 1790, his widow, Margaret, resided in
Dobbs county, now Johnston county, and was the mother
of two sons under sixteen years and tw^o daughters mar-
Whether or not she returned to Maryland is not
known, but the following Will w^as probated in Caroline
Co., Md., Wednesday, April 16, 1811.
"To Mary Barwick and Nancy Glanden all my interest
in a tract of land called Robottom Range, share and share
alike, and all the residue to be equally divided between
"MARGARET . BARWICK."
From this wnll we may infer that her two sons had de-
ceased and there were no male descendants left of Nathan
BAR WICK FAMILY HISTOHV 41
In the Auditor's Office, Raleigh, X. C. in the army
account book, one William B. Beiwick and Ed Burwick
were enlisted in Hoggs Co., 10th Regt. X. C. Continental
NOTE— The spelling is Ber.and Bur. To what family
lines they belong is not known, but -he spelling no doub't
should have been Barwick.
THE PRESENT BARWICKS
This branch of the Barwicks has proven a very per-
plexing problem, though it is evident they are not descend-
ants of either William Barwick, who resided at Wilming-
ton, or Nathan, whose widow, Margaret, resided in Dobbs
Taking the census report of 1790 it then leaves
who resided in Johnston county, as the predecessor of the
present generations. Had there been other Barwicks then
living in the state the Census Reports would have so
From letters received some give Joshua as the earl-
iest known Barwick, while others give it as John, and the
writer accepts John as correct.
Joshua or John Barwick.
Through John H. Barwick of Griffon, N. C, the follow-
ing information was secured, the names and dates being
obtained from an old bible in his possession.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
Joshua or John Barwick was the father of
who was born in 1789, and was the father of Willey A.
Barwick, born May 22, 1816; Craven Tull Barwick, born in
1833, and Henry, Jessie and Elizabeth, whose birth dates
were not given.
Henry was never married, Jessie left his family and
was never again heard from, neither is anything known of
the descendants. Of Elizabeth nothing is known.
CAPT. WILLEY A. BARWICK.
Brother W. A. Barwick was
born in North Carolina, May
22, 1816, and died in Wild-
wood, Florida, November 2,
He came to Florida from
the state of his nativity when
he was quite a young man.
From Monticello, Jefferson
county, where he had lived
:he greater part of his long
and useful life, he removed
capt. wiiieyA. Bar>.ick. ^o Wildwood. Sumter county,
living in that community for 23 or 24 years, loved and
honored by both white and black.
While we cannot say just at what time in life he
was converted and became a member of the M. E.
Church, South, yet from a conversation with him some
months ago, we gathered that it was when he was a
young man. He said that he joined the church at a
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 43
meeting while the congregation was singing that won-
"Come humble sinner in whose breast
A thousand thoughts resolve."
He was a light and help to the community in which he
lived. "The mirror of Godliness and a pattern and exam-
ple to all true Christians in purity of life." He lived for
sixty years or more as an exemplary character.
He was sound in doctrine, fearless and bold in de-
nouncing sin and rebuking wickedness, yet charitable
and kind. As opportunity afforded, he instructed and ex-
horted men with tenderness. Men loved to hear him
pray because he was a good man.
The w^ord of God was the man of his counsel, every
word was the truth to him, being his stay and comfort,
"e'en down to old age." One day he told me that he felt
that his long life was the outcome of his faith in and
obedience to the 5th commandment, "Honor thy father and
thy mother that thy days may he long upon the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee."
Brother Barwick was a brave soldier, a true patriot,
a noble citizen. He was a grand and heroic Confederate
veteran, yet as a Christian philosopher he accepted the
situation of the South's defeat and became loyal to the
Stars and Stripes.
Possessing a magnanimous spirit he forgave his foes
and treated them with great respect.
He had virtues to emulate and vices none. The
strong character of the man was clearly delineated in his
fine physical form and bearing.
I saw him in the prime of his life, which was in the
eventful years of the sixties. Brother Barwick was faithful
never faltering in duty. He was a true and honored ser-
vant of the church, filling its offices as steward, trustee
and Sunday School superintendent as long as his age would
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
permit. All throagh his Christian experience, like faith-
ful Abraham of old, he was steadfast.
His benign face and noble open countenance attract-
ed children. It is said that when the Prince of Orange
died that the children wept in the streets. Yea, equally
so at the death of Grandpa Barwick, as all called him.
Brother Barwick was truly a great man.
It was wonderful to hear him quote scripture in the
latter part of his illness, and even just before he became
speechless. A few days prior to his death he received a
glorious baptism of the Holy Spirit. Then for two days
he sang and prayed and shouted. I never witnessed any-
thing like it. His face shown beautifully. It seemed that
a radiance from the cross filled the room. I could not
keep away. What an impression it has made on all!
As I stood and watched him drawing near his last
moments suddenly it appeared that he was mounting up
higher, and higher, and to me like a flash of light he
reached a grand apex and waving his hand back to us,
he said, "Glory, glory, glory, adieu, good-bye," and all that
was immortal swept through the gates of pearl into the
City of God.
With loving and appreciative hands on the evening of
the 3rd of November, 1905, his body was laid to rest.
I. E. BARWICK
W^as a son of Capt. W^illey
A. Barwick, and resides at
Tampa Bay, Fla. He served
in his father's company
during the Civil W^ar, and is
now engaged in the manage-
ment of a fruit farm. It is
not known whether there
were others of the family
I. b. Barwick.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY 45
CRAVEN TULL BARWICK.
The writer can say nothing of his life, but of his
children they are cultured and enterprising. He was
born in 1833, and resided in Lenair county, N. C.
His son, John H. Barwick, is county treasurer, resid-
ing at Kinston, N. C. Prof. A. J. Barwick is a self-edu-
cated man and prominent in educational work as both
teacher and Superintendent of Public Instruction. The
other children are, Joseph, Susie, Jennie, Nancy, Maggie
and Ada of Kinston, N. C; James H. and Albert Bar-
wick, merchants. Granger, N. C. The writer regrets so
limited information of this family.
Little can be said of this Barwick. He was mar-
ried to^ a Miss Sutton of Lenair county, N. C, and judging
from the date of birth of his one son, he was a brother
of Isaac Barwick, who was born in 1789, and they were
sons of John Barwick of Johnston county, who is traced
back to John Barwick, Sr., of 1664, through chart, page 14.
His four sons were:
1. Alexander W. Barwick, born about 1814, and a
farmer; 2. Sutton Barwick, birth date not given, was
a merchant; 3. Benjamin Barwick, Sr., a farmer; 4.
Jackson Barwick, Sr., neither of their birth dates were
For convenience, Sutton Barwick left no children.
Benjamin Barwick, Sr., left two sons: George Barwick of
Mt. Olive, N. C, whose children are H. J. Barwick and
Albert Barwick of Mt. Olive, N. C, and Mrs. Alice Price
of Seven Springs, N. C, and his second son, Benjamin
Barwick, Sr., of Mt. Olive, N. C, is the father of Julius
and Laura Barwick of Seven Springs, N. C.
Jackson Barwick, Sr., had one son, Jackson Barwick.
Jr., of Mt. Olive, N. C, and his son is William Barwick.
of Mt. Olive, N. C.
46 BAR WICK FAMILY HISTORY
ALEXANDER W. BARWICK, Sr.
was twice married and the father of nine boys and seven
girls. He was a large man and lived to a good old
age. His children and descendants are:
1. Robert Barwick.
who is the father of William (timber dealer) and Annie
Barwick, of Sam Pitts. S. C.
2. Benjamin S. Barwick, Sr.
His children, Ben S., and Wm. D. Barwick of Mt. Olive,
N. C, and John Barwick of Smith's Creek, N. C, all
3. Alex W. Barwick, Jr.
Children are: Edgbert and George Barwick of South West
Mill, N. C, are farmers; Nichols Barwick (clerk) Mott-
ville, N. C; Curlie and Ben S. Barwick (students) Stra-
bene, N. C, and Smith of same place. ,
4. John J. Barwick, Sr.
Is the father of: Floyd and Warren Barwick (merchants)
Larange, N. C; John J. Barwick, Jr., (student) New Bern,
N. C; Woodard Barwick (farmer), and Mrs. Etter Jones
of Strabone, N. C, and Mrs. Nora Gorden, Kinston, N. C.
5. Elisha Barwick.
Is the father of Wm. K. and Aben W. Barwick of Seven
Springs, N. C; Anna Num, Wilmington, N. C, and Ad-
della Barwick, Seven Springs.
BAKWICK FAMILY HISTORY
6. Wm. H. Barwick.
His children are: Herbert P., (freight clerk) and Alex
W., (clerk). Wilmington. N.
C; Arthur A. and William
A., (students), Walter J.,
Bonnie S., Clara F. and
Laura A. Barwick. of Seven
Springs, X. C.
7. George W. Barwick.
Is the father of Ressia (stu-
dent), Outlaws Ridge, N. C.
8. Joseph Barwick,
Only daughter is May of Sev-
en Springs, N. C.
9. Junius Barwick.
Has two. sons:. .lames and
^ ^^ Walter (students). Seven
H. K earwick. Springs, N. C.
Other Barwicks are: John F., Dempsey, Major, Lem-
uel, Jamais H. and Albert of Granger, N. C, and G. P.
Barwick of New Beren, N. C.
The writer regrets there was so limited interest tak-
en in the above relationship. The descendants* from the
original branch are many and should have had a clear
Was a descendant of the North Carolina Barwicks,
and no doubt a brother to Isaac and Joshua,
however, one missing link prevents positive knowledge,
but it is evident he traces direct to John Barwick, Sr.,
of 1664. He moved from North Carolina to Dyer county,
Tenn., about 1824. He was the father of three daugh-
ters, of whom the writer knows nothing, and one son,
JOHN M. BARWICK.
Was born in North Carolina, and at the age of 14
moved with his father to Tennessee. In the year 1S89
48 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
he married Eliza .1. .Johnston, and they soon homesteaded
160 acres of land near Craborhard, Williams Co., 111.
In the year 1862 he entered the 110th 111. Regt., Co.
C, and was afterwards transferred to Co. D. On May
16. 1863. at the age of 53 he deceased, while in service
ten miles ea^t of Nashville, Tenn. He was the father
of six boys and three daughters, as follows:
1. Wm. D. Barwick (born in 1845) resides at Polzo,
111. His children are: D. J., deceased; Rachel, Jares,
Susie Shelton, Niney Taner, Thomas, Charles and Martin
Barwick of Brownsville, Ind. Ter.
2. James Y. Barwick, born 1845, Cartersville, 111. His
children are, John and Lewis of Cartersville, 111, two
daughters living and one deceased.
3. Henry J. Barwick and his children, Walter, Sam-
uel, Otis, Charley, and one daughter reside at Carters-
ville, 111., and one daughter, Mrs. Taner, at Ashton, 111.
4. Joseph Barwick was born in 1848, and deceased
in 1894. The writer failed to secure or learn any farth-
er information of him or children.
5. Thomas W. Barwick was born in 1852, and resides
at Cartersville, 111., and his children are Sylvester, Fuel,
Partheny and Walter.
6. Eli C. Barwick was born near Craborchard, 111.,
Aug. 13, 1853, and his present address is Alto, La. His
children are: H. M. Barwick (Justice of the Peace and
grocer), Success, Ark.; J. F. Barwick, J. W. Barwick,
Corning, Ark.; E. O. Barwick and Gilbert Barwick, Suc-
cess, Ark.; T. C. Barwick, G. W. Barwick and W. L.
Barwick, Curentview, Mo.
The three daughters of John M. Barwick: 7. Eliz-
abeth and 8, Maltida, are deceased, and 9, Nancy Devan-
port, resides at Craborchard, 111.
The writer desires to here state that the Barwicks
originating from the North Carolina stock are an estim-
BAR WICK FAMILY HISTORY 49
able people and still maintain the noble traits of their
early Maryland predecessors.
QUEEN ANNS CO., MD.
The above James Barwick remains unclassified.
Through the court records he is mentioned as "James
Barwick of Queen Anns Co., Md., as early as 1731, and
his descendants are traceable up to 1812, but after that
date no further information is known. He is possibly
a descendant of Daniel Barwick of 1652.
It is positively certain he was not .a son of John Bar-
wick of 1664, neither a grandson. He was a land owner
and the court records of the above county will give in-
formation of him should any one desire such.
Being much impressed with the spiritual tone of his
will I here give it in full believing that in his time he
was a good christian mian:
"In the name of God, Amen: This 29th day of
jjecember, 1756, I, James Barwick, Sr., of Queen Anns
County, in the Province of Maryland, (Planter), being
weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be
given to God; therefore, do make and ordain this my last
will and testament.
"That is to say, principally, and first of all, I recom-
mend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it. and
my body to the earth to be buried in decent and christian
like manner at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter
named. . .ft.
50 BAHWICK FAMILY HISTORY
Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I
shall again receive the same by power of Almighty God
and as touching such worldly estates wherewith it hath
pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, bequeath and
dispose of the same in manner and form following:
"I give and bequeath unto Mary Barwick my well be-
loved wife my now dwelling plantation known by the
name of Oakenthorp containing ninety-five acres of land
to be possessed and enjoyed until my son Benjamin shall
arrive at the age of twenty-one years.
"I also give and bequeath unto my son, James Bar-
wick, the land I bought of Thomas Hendsley, containing
sixty acres and also thirty acres more which I bought of
John Miller to him and his heirs to be possessed and
"I also give to my son James one mare and my wear-
"That my four daughters shall have all my personal
(possibly slaves — Dr. B.) estate equally divided amongst
"Lastly: I do appoint my wife, Mary Barwick, the
full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament
this 29th day of December, 1756."
"Probated July 28, 1757.
Seven years after the above date his wife was, or
had been married to Geo. Heward, and they two adminis-
tered in adjusting the personal estate. It is possible the
above James Barwick was a descendant of Daniel Bar-
wick. The man whom Daniel Barwick came to this coun-
try with was granted land in Queen Anns county.
The writer made a diligent effort to secure informa-
tion but could find no one who proved trustworthy. It
is evident that in many places there is information not
yet secured which would aid in tracing up Daniel Bar-
wick, as well as those of North Carolina and of the Darl-
ington District of South Carolina.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTOKY 51
JAMES JUMP BARWICK.
James Jump Barwick was born in Queen Anns Co..
Md., May 3, 1800. Owing to numerous James and Johns of
those times, and lack of wills even previous, it is another
family chain wherein is a missing link making it impos-
sible to connect direct with the early Barwicks although
there is evidence of direct relationship.
The middle name, Jump, was the name of his moth-
er, and on Aug. 4, 1799, Edward Barwick was married to
Sarah Jump of Carolina County, but no information could
be secured to make direct relationship, but it is probable
that Edward Barwick and Sarah Jump were the parents
of James Jump Barwick.
He had two brothers, John and Henry, who lived
in what was called Tuckey Ho Neck in eastern Maryland.
At an early date he settled on the Ohio river and en-
gaged in boat building, and on Aug. 19, 1828, was married
to Emaline Gaines of Chillicothe, Ohio. To them were
born the father of the writer on Dec. 30, 1830, James Ed-
Losing his companion by death he afterwards married
Miss Nancy Brown and resided in Warren county, Ind.
To them were born six children: Nicholas. Frank, John.
Eliziabeth, Henry and Milton.
Again, by death of his wife, he a third time was mar-
ried to Betsy Ann Pugh to whom were born children:
Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and Charley.
He was religious in life and deceased in Warren coun-
ty, Ind., in 1870. His children and descendants are as fol-
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
James Edward Barwick
Was raised in Warren county, Ind. Little can the writer
say of his father's boyhood, or early life as he deceased
when the writer was a boy. June 8, 1857, he united with
the M. E. Church at Shelbyville, 111., and later placed his
membership with the M. E. Church of Sandusky, Iowa.
He was a mechanic by trade, of good habits, well re-
spected, of fair ability, of good appearance and was
qualified to fill places of trust. He had a strong inclina-
tion to the medical profession, having studied medicine
to some extent, but at the above place began preaching in
the Methodist Church and was for some years a local M.
At the above place he was married to Miss Rebecca
Hixson of Preble county, Ohio. To them were born Mary,
Willie and Edward, who deceased in childhood, and James
Frank, Dr. Samuel Omar, and Rev. Henry Milton Bar-
wick, who still live.
Was born in
Gratis, P. O.,
James Frank Barwick
Iowa, March 26, 1861,
but raised near
James Frank Barwick.
Ohio. From boyhood to his
nineteenth year he was a
farm hand when he then en-
tered school and was for
several years engaged in at-
tending and teaching school.
His present home is at
Hockley, Texas, where he is
engaged in general merchan-
dise. He is married but has
no children. As the old story
often is told, of his educa-
tion and earthly goods they
are results of personal ambi-
tion and self-perseverance.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
Dr. Samuel Omar Barwick
Was born in Iowa, May 9, 1863, and raised in Preble
county, Ohio. The writer considers it imprudent to emu-
late his own life, but will state that at the age of seven
3'ears he was placed
out with stmngers
to earn his board
and clothes, and con-
tinued a farm hand
until the beginning
of his twenty-fourth
year when he enter-
ed the Salina Nor-
mal University of
Salina, Kansas, the
spring of 1887, and
returned to Preble
county, Ohio, late in
the fall of 1888.
It was then the
writer began the
study of medicine
and pharmacy and
Dr. s. o. Barwick. after one year in
the Ohio State Medical University of Columbus, Ohio,
and two terms in the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincin-
nati, Ohio, graduated June 5, 1894.
The writer practiced medicine eighteen months at
Brookville, Ohio, and the remaining time in Elkhart
county, Ind. While the writer is well versed in the
struggles of life to succeed, yet those conditions of life
HAinVlCK FAMILY HISTORY
are coiumitled to the past, and the greatest desire is to
live a useful, intellectual and christian career, and
to enlighten and unite the scattered Barwick family as
to lineal knowledge of a common and worthy people.
While there may be errors and missing links in this
work of tracing out family lines, yet all has been done
with an honest motive and affection to and for all.
In the fall of 1S95 the w^riter was married to Miss
Minnie Landis of near Brookville, Ohio, to whom were
born. Bertha Rebecca, 9, Loyd Frank 8, Samuel Omar, jr.,
deceased, John Calvin 6, Francis May 3, Wendell Philips,
18 months, and James Edward 6 months.
REV. HENRY MILTON BARWICK.
Was born in Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1872, and was raised
in Preble county, Ohio. His early life was spent on the
farm, and was ever studious and desirous of an education.
At the age of 16 he began
teaching and at the age of 19
was elected to the ministry
in the G-erman Baptist Breth-
He is a classical graduate
of the Mt. Morris College of
Mt. Morris, 111., and at pres-
ent resides at McPherson,
Kansas. His wife was a Miss
Edith Workman of Ohio and
their children are John,
Mary Martha and Paul, de-
Rev. H. M. Barwick. ceased.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
CHILDREN OF SECOND MARRIAGE
JAMES JUMP BARWICK.
Frank Barwick, who is nearing his seventieth year,
resides at Martinsburg, Iowa. Although married there are
no children. He was a soldier of the Civil War and was
four times wounded. He is a noble christian man.
Henry Barwick resides at Memphis, Mo. He was binn
in 1845 and was married to Miss Laura E. Amerman of
West Lebanon, Ind., in 1873, to whom were born Stella
L. and Clara Laura, who are at home, and Ira Albert
Barwick, who is engaged in the livery business at Ray,
North Dakota. Henry B. was a soldier of the Civil War.
Milton Barwick was born in 1849, and resides at
Martinsburg, Iowa. He is engaged in farming and the
father of Minta and Libbie G. Barwick.
Nicholas Barwick was born in 1837, and married Dru-
sella Siddens of Marshfield, Ind., in 1861, to whom were
born Elizabeth, who is married to R. Jeffris of Barwick,
Ind. Ter., and are the parents of eight children; James
Henry Barwick, born 1864, and resides in Panca City,
Okla., he is the father of five living children whose names
were not given; Frank Barwick resides at Judyville. Ind..
and is the father of Lucy D., Mattie, Agnes and Raymond
A. Barwick; William L. Barwick was born in 1872 and
resides at Morocco, Ind. He was married to Leotia L.
Marley in 1899, and their children are Brenda Orlena, Le-
roy Flemin and Delbert Alexandria; Charles S. Barwick
resides at Martinsburg, Iowa. His wife was Lillie Pearl
Curtis, and their children are, Benjamin F., Adda A., and
Sherman Everet; Anna was born in 1868 but no account
of her was obtained, and Rebecca, born in 1870. deceased
in childhood; Nicholas Barwick deceased in 1877 and his
wife the preceding year.
56 I'.ARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
No account of the children of the third marriage could
be secured. This ends the descendants of James Jump
WILLIAM BARWICK. Sr.
Every effort was made to secure information which
would connect the above William Barwick with the Bar-
wicks of Maryland, but the effort was a failure.
The writer possesses a copy of "The South Carolina
Marriage Report" from 1732 to 1801, but finds no mention
of any Barwicks being married during that time. How-
ever, there was on John Berwick and a Beswicke re-
From a close study of names and the characteristics
of his descendants there are strong lineal resemblances of
those of Maryland, and possibly he was a son of either
James or Solomon Barwick, which see in chart, page 14.
The earliest account of William Barwick and his wife
Elizabeth, was secured from the court records at Darling-
ton, S. C. On July 3, 1786, he was granted 640 acres of
land and at a later date 240 acres more. August 25, 1807,
he deeded 240 acres to his son, Nathan, and in other
land transfers others of his sons were mentioned, viz:
Benjamin, John and James, and in the year 1820 his son
Noel administered on the estate of William Barwick and
his wife, Elizabeth.
BAR WICK FAMILY HISTORY. 57
The above is all that is known of William B. and his
wife, saving his children, which were in number, fifteen,
and the descendants are to this day a most commendable
people who numiber more than a few.
AN INTERESTING LETTER.
The following letter of much interesting information
was furnished the writer by Mrs. Martha Robbins of Bass-
field, Miss., who is a daughter of Noel Barwick, and a
granddaughter of William B., who resided in Darlington
District, S. C. The letter was written in 1846, and is of
the old form of folding. It was written by Benjamin to
Noel Barwick of Williamsburg, Miss.:
Georgia, Washington Co., Sept. 1st, 1846."
"Dear Bro. and Sister: — Once more through the
mercy of an Allwise Providence in lengthening out the
thread of my life for sixty-three years almost, I sit down
to write to you to inform you of the health of my family.
"I have been very sick for several weeks but am get-
ting up again. My wife and my son, William B. Barwick,
are well. I am nothing of very great importance at this
"There are better crops in this county than I have
ever known since I have been in Georgia or Washington
county. I live within one quarter of a mile of Sanders-
ville. I want to see you or hear from you by letter or
otherwise. All our family connections are well as far
as I know.
Sister Rhoda went to Florida last winter two years
ago, and the next September she died in Hope of Eternal
Rest where trouble is all over. Our brother Samuel died
last February in Alabama.
"I now send you all the. ages of our brothers and
1. Nathan, born Aug. 3, 1782.
2. Benjamin, about 1783.
o8 HAKWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
3. Jame^, born Jan. 23, 1784.
}. Rhoda, born Nov. 23, 1785.
:.. Rebecca, born Oct. 16, 1787.
c. Elizabeth, born Sept. 11, 1789.
7. .John, born .June 8, 1791.
s. Sarah, born Dec. 5, 1792.
9. William, .Jr., born Aug. 30, 1795.
10. Stephen, born Feb. 12, 1797.
11. Xoel, born Nov. 30, 1798.
12. Winna, born April 20, 1800.
13. Samuel, born July 22, 1802.
14. Eli, born Nov. 27, 1804.
1.5. Redden, born Oct. 31, 1806.
"Sister Winna has been dead about two years; Nathan
lives about forty-four miles from me in Emanuel county;
brothers William and John live at the same place (Wash-
ington county) when you were here and all doing well.
"Danney Whiddon and family are well and wishes
his best respects sent to your family. I understand that
Sarah lives in Kentucky. Clay Truhill lives about nineteen
miles above Columbus and are doing very well. She
writes me they have two negroes and money to buy two
"James daughter lives close to Nathan. She married
a man by the name of Moses Hutcheson.
"Brother, I should be glad if I were living close
by you. There are only three in family, my&elf, wife and
little boy by the name of Wm. B. Barwick. He is twelve
years old. My wife's name before we married was
"Dear brother, I want you to try to come and see me
if you can. Write to me the first and every opportunity.
I do want to see you very much. Give my best respects
to your wife and all the children. Dear brother, excuse
my letter, as I write with trembling hand — just getting
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 59
out of my sickness of the fever — and so conclude, I feel
I am your loving brother till death."
Benjamin Bar wick"
The above is valuable for information, and impress-
ive for the tender brotherly affection manifested. Not in
every Barwick, but the greater number by far are of a
spiritual mind and devoted to their Creator for blessings
THE FIFTEEN CHILDREN.
No information more than contained in the above
letttr is known of Rhoda, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Saiah,
Stephen, Winna and Eli.
The remaining eight brothers whose descendants are
known are as follows:
1. Nathan, Sr. 2. Benjamin. 3. James. 4.
John. 5. Noel. 6. Samuel. 7. Readen. 8. Wil-
1. Nathan Barwick, Sr.
He early settled in Emmanual county, Georgia, but no in-
formation was secured of his natural life, but of his
many descendants they are a commendable people who
are among the best common and enterprising citizens of
He was married to Elizabeth Whiting, to whom were
born nine children and eighty-three grandchildren, as
1. Lott. 2. Polly. 3. Nathan, Jr. 4. Eliza-
beth. 5. White. 6. Susan. 7 Curtis 8 Leasy.
1. Lott Barwick.
Was born in Emmanuel county, Georgia. He represented
his county in the legislature, and was for a number of
years Probate Judge. He was a man of good judgment
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY.
and motives. He \v;.s married to Elizabeth Roundtree
and their children art :
1. Nancy Ann Cowart, daughter of Lott B., resides at
Summit. Georgia. Her children are: Mary Jane Oglesby
and Madison Cowart, Garfield, Ga.; Nannie Bishop, Sum-
mertown, Ga.; Lott Cowart and Zenna Burroughs, Summit,
Ga.; and Vannah Coely, Statesboro, Ga.; Elizabeth,
George and Lee are deceased.
2. George I. Barwick, son of Lott B., born April 1,
1843, and married Jane Rountree Nov. 16, 1865. He was
an estimable man who represented his county (Emmanual)
in the legislature, and deceased Dec. 19, 1890.
His children are Elder Robert H. Barwick, of Pavo,
Georgia, was born in Emmanuel county, September
20, 1866. In June of 1887, he married Mollie Davis, and
was baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church of the
same year, and ordained to
the ministry Dec. 1, 1891. He
is puhlisher of "The Pilgrim's
Banner," a monthly magazine
devoted to the religious
truths and moral culture of
the Primitive Baptist Church.
His children are: Luther,
Felix, Eva, Alta, Robbie, Ira
Mary was born Aug. 20,
1870, and is the wife of G.
W. Durden, and resides at
Eld. R. H. Barwick. Greymont, Ga. Their chil-
dren are: Dade, Mary, Lena, Jane, Dora, Carl, Billie and
BARWICK FAMILY HISTOKV. 61
Annie E., was born Nov. 28, 1S72. Her first husband
was Dr. J. R. Rountree. He deceased leaving three chil-
dren, Roy, Vera and Zelma. With her present husband,
Dr. C. R. Riner, they live at Summit, Georgia, and have
one son, C. R. Riner.
Dora L., was born May 16, 1876, and is married to
Sidney Parish of Statesborough, Georgia. Their children
are: George and Lucile.
George Clayton, born Nov. 12, 1878, and Aug. 11, 1904,
married Sadie Thomas. He is a salesman and resides
at Augusta, Ga.
Aden Ashbury, born Oct. 17, 1871. His wife was
Jane Adams and their son is George. He is a merchant
residing at Moultrie, Ga.
Samuel, deceased, was born Jan. 14, 1887. The widow
of George I. Barwick resides at Summit, Ga.
3. Elizabeth, daughter of Lott B., first married J. R.
Williamson, he deceased and she married a Mr. Slayton
and now resides at Summit, Ga. By her first marriage
there were five children who are all deceased but Emma
the wife of Mr. B. Gray of Thrift, Ga.
Missouri, daughter of Lott B., was three times mar-
ried. Her last marriage was to C. L. Lawrence, who now
lives at Swainsboro, Ga. No children.
5. Lee L., son of Lott B., was born Feb. 21, 1848, and
deceased May, 1900. He was first married to Missouri
Overstreet. She deceased, he then married Ella Hill.
He deceased and his widow lives at Garfield, Ga. His
children are: W. P. Barwick, Jacksonville, Fla.; J. M.
Barwick, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Julius Edenfield, Netter,
Ga.; Mrs. J. W. Procter, Garfield, Ga.; and Miss Lorain
Barwick, Garfield, Ga.
6. Catherine, daughter of Lott B., was married to
Mr. Bishop. He deceased and his widow lives at Swains-
boro, Ga. Their children are: Lawrence, James, Linsey.
Mrs. Bessie, Mr;. Bonnie Pierce of Summeitown. Ga..
62 BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
and Manning and Mrs. Lucius Rainer of Swainsboro, Ga.
7. James M., son of Lott B., was twice married and
resided at Miram, Ga. He is father of three children,
8. Rounthee, son of Lott B., married Mollie Woods,
he deceased without children. His widow lives at Sum-
9. Lucius P., son of Lott B., married Elizabeth Tatley
and resides at Miram, Ga. He is the father of seven
children whose names are unknown.
10. Mrs. Wood Rountree, tenth and only child by sec-
ond marriage, lives at Summit, Ga. Children unknown.
2. Polly; 4, Elizabeth, and 6, Susan, were daughters
of Nathan Barwick, Sr., and were each married to a Mr.
Druden. Polly was the mother of two boys and nine girls;
Elizabeth the mother of seven boys and four girls, and
Susan the mother of seven boys and four girls, or in all,
thirty-four children, sixteen boys and eighteen girls. To
trace each out to the present generation the number is
too numerous for a limited work like this.
Mrs. Elizabeth Druden lives at Xorristown, Ga., where
a number of her children and grandchildren reside. She
is a most commendable woman in her eighty-eighth year.
She has been a widow forty-three years. Her children
are all living, and are in age from 45 years up to 70
years. The writer secured much information of the Bar
wicks through her.
3. Nathan Barwick, Jr.
Was a son of Nathan B., Sr., and was married to Jane
Tapley, to whom were born one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie
Pope, Lumber City, Ga.
5. William Whitten Barwick.
Was a son of Nathan B., Sr. He was the father of four-
teen children as follows: 1. Mrs. Winford Harrell of
Odomville, Ga., and her two sons are Robert L. and Cleve-
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 68
2. Mrs. Jane Pope of Scott, Ga., and her children
are: Elton, Hershel, Arthur, John, Effie and Lela Hutch-
inson of Adrin, Ga. 3. Anna Foskey of Odomvi'le, Ga..
and her children are: Curtis, Aaron, William, Scott and
Amelia Stewart of Scott, Ga. 4. Lizzie Pope of Lumber
City, Ga., and her children are: William, Lawson, Rich-
-ard. 5. Nathan T. Barwick of Garid, Ga., and 6. William
W. Barwick of Ohoopee, Ga. Their children were not
reported separately and are given as follows: Miss Min
nie and Nettie Barwick of 2141 Drayton street. Savannah.
Ga.; Willie Barwick, Garid, Ga.; Mrs. Laura Drake.
Ohoopee, Ga. Miss Minnie Barwick, unknown; Otto Ylar-
;Wick, Scott, Ga., and Lee Barwick, Odomville, Ga. 7.
Lecyaim Jones, deceased. Her children are: Martha
Watts, Norristown, Ga.; Laura Bontley, Brewton, Ga.;
William and Oscar Jones of Alley, Ga. 8. Serean Johns,
deceased. One daughter, Lillie Harrell, O'Brine, Fla. 9.
Martha Tapley, deceased, children are: Ollis, Mollie and
Alsia of Helena, Ga. 10. Delphia Smith, deceased, chil-
dren are: Modie and Pollett of Eneris, Ga., and Bertha
Davis of Morrid, Ga. 11. Larve. 12. Lott. 13. Rich-
ard, and 14, Wm. W., all deceased when single.
i;.\inVI(M\ FAMILY HISTORY
Curtis M. Barwick.
Was a son of Nathan, Sr
His children are: Dr. G.
M. Barwick, a prominent phy-
sician and surgeon of Lo-
thair, Ga. Also of same
address, Nathan and Lott;
Ira Barwick of Raiklidge.
Ga.; Mrs. Marie Jones Hel
ler, and Mrs. Susan Moosiby
of Saperton, Ga.
8. Leasey Barwick.
Was a daughter of Nathan
B., Sr., and was married to
Dr. 0. M. Barwick. Warren Ricks, to whom were
born three sons and four daughters. No information.
Was a daughter of Nathan B., Sr., and was married to
Solomon Youman, to whom were born ten boys and two
girls. The living are: John E., of Swainsboro, Ga.; Nath-
an R., of Stillman, Ga.; S. H., Thos. N., Geo. F., and
L M. Youman of Nunez, Ga., and Lawson of Cievena, Ga.
2. BENJAMIN BARWICK.
Was a son of Wm. and Elizabeth Barwick of Darling-
ton District, S. C. In his letter on page 57 where he gives
the names and birth of each brother and sister he did not
give his age, but from his age given in letter at the time
of writing he was next in birth after Nathan, and born
He lived and deceased in Washington county, Georgia,
in 1858. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and the
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 65
father of six children. He was twice married but to whom
is not known. His children are:
1. William B., (half brother) ; 2, Jessie Andrew Jack-
son B.; a, Abel J. B.; 4, Mrs. Mary Brooks; 5, Mrs. Martha
Cox; 6, Mrs. Betsy Brooks.
1. William B. Barwick resided near Sandersville. Ga.,
where also are his six children: H. T., Z. H., \V. E., MiiS
M. I., M. A. and M. E Barwick
2. Jessie Andrew Jackson Barwick resided in Wash-
ington county, Ga. He was a member of the M. E. Church
and the father of Dr. J. B. Barwick of Blythe, Ga., who is
now in his fifty-seventh year, and the father of Mrs. C.
E. Hardie of Dublin, Ga., and Mrs. J. W. Hardy of Au-
James G. Barwick, of Blythe, Ga., who is in his
fifty-seventh year and the father of Jackson Barwick of
Macon, Ga.; Milton (law student); Bessie Lee (teacher);
Mary L. (teacher); James Ray Barwick, (student).
3. Abel J., left no children, and of (4) Mary and (."))
Martha there was no information secured of their des-
Dr. Barwick and family are members of the mission-
ary Baptists, and James G. Barwick and family of the M.
3. JAMES BARWICK, SR.
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl-
ington District, S. C. He moved to Mississippi at an
early date and was the father of
1. Henry Kennedy Barwick, Sr.
who was born in 1814, and moved to Mississippi in 1851.
His first marriage was to Jane Thompson, to whom were
born Mrs. V. E. Turner, Shrock, Miss.; Mrs. Daniel Oca in,
Camden, Miss.; Mrs. Charles Ocain, Maine, Miss.; and
William Barwick, deceased.
AinVICK FAMILY HISTORY.
His second marriage was to Mary Martin and their
children are: Mrs. D. D. Simmons, Camden, Miss.; Mrs.
Nettie McDaniel and Mrs. E. L. Hearst, Shrock, Miss.;
Mrs. V. -M. .McDonald, Union, Miss; R. J. E. Barwick,
Glen Allan. Miss. He is interested in railway enterprises
and his children are: Mary Clayton, Ruth, Eward H.,
Robert and Cecil.
Henry K. Barwick, Jr., Grenada, Miss. He is a mer-
chant and his children are: Minnie Lee, Henry K. and
C. E. Barwick, Estill, Miss. He is a merchant and his
children are Dora C, Mary D. and Eugene.
2. William Barwick
was born in 1807, and his son, Henry F. Barwick, who
was born in Emmanuel county, Ga., in 1846, resides at
Lake City, Fla. Nothing more could be learned of this
3. Edward Barwick.
The writer made every effort to secure information
of this family but failed. It is known there is a large
relationship and the only address knowm is that of Ida
Slator of Leland, Miss., who declined to aid the writer
with names and addresses.
4. James Wilson Barwick
resided near Charleston, S. C, and was the father of
Elsey Ann, who deceased at the age of eight years and
Henry, who was kidnapped at the age of three years.
His son, E. M. Barwick, resides in Charleston, S. C,
and is the father of Frederick M., who deceased in infancy
and Oscar C, who deceased in the Philippine Islands;
Edward S. and Ida May, deceased, and James William,
Sr., whose four living children are: James Wilson, Jr.,
Elizabeth, Nelson and Albert of 22 Telfair street, Augusta,
Ga. Also Henry Arthur Barwick, whose children are:
Dora, Henrietta, Fred W., Harman, Edward and Henry
who reside at Youngs Island, S. C.
BARWICK FAMILY HISTOKY. 67
William J. Barwick, a son of James William Barwick^
can not be classified for lack of information. His son,
Walter Barwick, resides at Montgomery, Ala., and (daugh-
ter) Luesia Barwick, Sumpter, S. C.
5. Robert Barwick.
Nothing could be learned of this son, but it is be-
lieved his family resided in South Carolina. There were
also two daughters; 6 Mary, and 7 Carolina, of whom
nothing is known.
The writer much regrets his inability to trace out in
full all the descendants of (3) James Barwick, Sr., as the
branch has been and is to this day, a productive one.
4. JOHN BARWICK.
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of
Darlington District, South Carolina. He was a most es-
timable man and stood high in council and doctrine of the
Primitive Baptist Church. He resided in Washington Co.,
Georgia, and was twice married. His first wife was Miss
Register to whom were born:
1. Jessie Barwick and (2) William Bluford Barwick.
His second marriage was to Susannah Whitelove, Feb. 18,
1819, and their children were: 3, Elizabeth; 4, Nathan, 5,
WMnna; 6, Stancil; 7, Susannah; 8, John, Jr.; 9, Safford;
10, Carolina; 11, Martha; 12, Mary.
1. Jessie Barwick was born in 1813 and deceased in
Thomas county, Ga , in 1857, leaving five sons and two
daughters as follows: Henry Barwick of Ochlocknee,
Ga.; John, William, Nathan and Susie are deceased while
Benjamin and Martha'ss addresses are unknown. No infor-
mation. of the family could be secured although Henry
Barwick of Ochlocknee, Ga., should know.
2. William Bluford Barwick was the father of four
sons who are:
John Hopkins Barwick of the firm of J. H. Barwick &
Sons, merchants and planters of Pine Park, Ga. He is
GS BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY
60 years of age and is the father of: 1, Walter, deceased;
2, Charles S., of Thomasville, Ga., who is the father of
Eugeiio. James H., Albert. William J. and (Charlie, de-
ceased); :J, James Vf., of Jacksonville, Fla., (real estate),
whose children are: Jackson V., Mary M., and (Marion^
L.. deceased); 4, Luther L., of Pine Park, Ga., and his
children are: Louise, Luther, Lillian and Lamon; 5, Mrs.
Minnie S. Chastain, Pine Park, Ga., and the mother of
Stnnton. Myrtia. Maxie, Ruth and Robert L.; 6, John L.,
of Bai\v;ck, Ga.. and his one son is Andrew; 7, Mrs. Ger-
trude W. Moore, Pine Park, Ga., whose children are:
Charlie and Louise; 8, Harris D., Climax, Ga., unmarried;
9, Marcus E., Pine Park, Ga.,- and one child Alton; Living-
ston, and 10, Delia, of Pine Park, Ga., unmarried.
Jasper Barwick deceased October, 1906, at the age of
58 years. Address not given. His children are (ten) as
follows: John H., whose children are: Jay, Lee, Rose-
dale, Rubert and Freddie; William Barwick, whose chil-
dren are: Everett and Odus; J. Franklin Barwick, chil-
dren are: Elizabeth, Jessie, Allen, Beatrice and infant;
Nathan Barwick and son Walter, Gertrude and her chil-
dren are Bertha, Eva and Josephine; Maggie, whose chil-
dren are: Elmer and Jason; Lemuel Barwick, his chil-
dren are: Obray and Annie and Nina and Arthur, unmar-
ried, and Benjamin, deceased.
Thomas Jess Barwick, of Ochlocknee, Ga. He is 56
years of age and engaged in blacksmithing and general
repairing. His children are six, as follows: Mrs. Nettie F.
Husst of Ochlocknee, Ga., whose children are: Sallie, Rier-
gal, Ethel and Willie; George Barwick and children, Eddie,
Mary, Pearl, Oley and Ira; Hardy Barwick and children,
Thomas, Vianer, Minnie and James; William Barwick and
children, Mamie, Hurbert, Fred and Ardry; Mrs. Bettie
and children, Lizzie, Alice, Jersey, Aultman, Beatrice and
baby; Mrs. Mollie and children, Earl, Russell, Robert, An-
BARWKK FAMILY HISToUY. 69
nine and Vaney Mary. The address to the above families
were not secured.
Of the three sons of William Bluford Barwick they
were the fathers of 27 children and 69 grandchildren.
3. Elizabeth Barwick, the first child of second mar-
riage of (4) John Barwick, was born in 1820, and was
married to James B. Kelley, to whom were born fourteen
children. Those living are: Mrs. George Kelley, Watkins-
ville, Ga.; Millard Kelley, Solomon Kelly, Mrs. C. I. Dug-
an, Mrs. J. G. Whiddan, Mrs. Minnie Sheppard, Mrs. Jane
Johnson, all of Sandersville, Ga., and E. M. Kelley, Athens,
4. Nathan Barwick was born in 1822, and deceased
in 1874. He was married to Sarah Ann Elizabeth Shep-
pard and their children are: Mrs. J. M. Sumerfoid of
Leslie, Ga., and the writer is not certain whether Mrs.
Mary Adams of Wrightsville, Ga., is their daughter or not.
5. Winna Barwick was born in 1824, and was married
to James Bailey in 1840, whose children are: James W..
Ezekiel, Berrien, Elizabeth, Mary and Amanda are de-
ceased. Those living are: George T., of Nichols, Ga.;
Asa M., Valdosta, Ga.; Charles L., Hawkinsville, Ga.; Dav-
id A., Hawkinsville, Ga., and Noble J., of Daniels, Ga.
6. Stancil Barwick was born in 1826 and was three
times married. The two children by first marriage were
Mrs. Callie Council of Americus, Ga., and Mrs. Ruth Ans-
ley of Desota, Ga., both deceased.
Of the second marriage, Nancy Allen was born in 1847
and deceased in 1865; Martha C. Council, born 1850, and re-
sides at Americus, Ga.; Laura E., born in 1855; Sarah A..
born in 1858; Ruth A., born in 1859, and Jefferson Davis
born in 1861, and deceased in 1862. Their descendants
Children of the third marriage to Emma Blackshire,
March 20, 1873, are: Anna Law, born in 187:] : John Addi-
70 hAinVK'K FAMILY HISTORY.
son of At.lanla. Ga., born in 1874; Joieph Ward of Thomas,
Ga.. born in 1876; Mary Emnua, born in 1878; Thomas E.,
born ' 1 ISSO; Clara Elizabeth, born in 1883; William Stan-
cil. born in 1SS4. and Howell Cobb, born in 1887, all of
Athens. Ga., and Henry G., born in 18S9, and deceased in
7. Susannah Barwick was born in 1828, and was mar-
ried to a Mr. May. She deceased, but no other informa-
tion is known.
8. John J. Barwick was born in 1831. His wufe was
Elizabeth Oden. He deceased in 1879. No other informa-
9. Safford Barwick was born in 1834; married Pinnil
Dugan and deceased in 1899, leaving tw^o children, Arthur
and Susie Barwick of Watkinsville, Ga.
10. Mary Barwick was born in 1836, and was married
to T. Turlington of Dublin, Ga. Their children are: Mrs.
Mary S. Wood, Mrs. Cora M. Aman, W. T., H. E., Sallie M.,
He.v^'ood, Flora S. and H. O. Turlington, all of Dublin,
11. Carolina was born in 1838. Deceased in 1848.
12. Martha was born in 1843 and w^as married to Riley
She])i)ard, but no further information.
5. NOEL BARWICK.
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl-
ington District, S. C. He was born in 1799, and in 1820-21
administered on his father's and mother's estate. Early in
life he moved to Ranking county. Miss., and deceased there
in 1X72. His children are as follows:
1. Mrs. Martha Robins of Bassfield, Mass., who is the
mother of eight children. Names and addresses not given.
2. Margret, to whom married and P. O. not given.
Mother of two children, names not given.
Mrs. Susan Worthey of Forreston, Texas. She is the
mother of Noel Worthey of Byron, Ellis county, Texas,
BARWICK FAMILY HISTORY. 71
James Worthy, Rankin, Texas; Ira Worthy, Forreston.
Texas; Mrs. Anna Southard, Forreston, Texas, Mrs. Minnie
Rose, Ennis, Texas and Mrs. Tana Maudlin of Blooinin-
3. Catherine. No information secured.
4. Mrs. Eugene Worthy, Costa Sulphur Si)rings. La.
No further information.
5. Capt. James A. Barwick, Sr., was born in l.S:i4 and
deceased in 1904. He was captain of the 36th Mississippi.
His children are: James A. Barwick, Jr., of Hallowdale,
Miss.; Alfred H. and E. Barwick (merchant) of Braxton,
Miss.; Mrs. Anna C. McRaney of Collins, Miss., and Mary
C. Barwick of McHenry, Miss.
6. William C. Barwick, Sr., was raised and educated
in Mississippi, and his first wife was Susan Hathorn. He
deceased in 1892. The children by first marriage are:
1. John Noel Barwick of Natchez, Miss. His wife
was Anna Sharp and their only danghter is Mrs. Wm. Cox;
2. Samuel M. Barwick, (deceased) was married to Fan-
nie Parkman, and their children are: Mertis W., Orphie
E., Aimer, Samuel- and Emmitt of Ba&sfield, Miss., and
William C. Jr., deceased at age of 28 unmarried; 3. Mrs.
A. L. Strahan's children are eight, and names unknown bur
Ethel Strahan of Estabuchie, Miss.; 4. James H. Barwick
of Natchez, Miss., no children, and 5, Mrs. J. F. Williamson
of Collins, Miss., to whom the writer gives thanks for in-
The children of second marriage are: 6. Eugene Bar-
wick of Miles, Texas, and the father of one son; 7. Jasper
Elliott Barwick of Summerall, Miss., and the father of two
boys and one girl; 8. Mrs. Mollie Buchanan, address not
given and one daughter deceased.
7. Mrs. Margaret J. Rogers' children are: Lillie. Char-
lie, Buford, Eula, Huston and Archie of Mt. Olives, Coving-
ton county. Miss.
•.AinVlCK FAMILY HISTORY.
6. SAMUEL BARWICK
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick of Darl-
i;mton District. S. C. All is known of him is, that he had
but one son, William, who is the father of Samuel J. Bar-
wick of Newton. Ala., and who has one son, William
Theodore; W. A. Warwick of Newton, Ala., who is unmar-
ried, and one daughter, Mrs. T. C. Howell (same address)
whose children are: Fannie, Minnie' and Allie.
7. READING BARWICK.
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick, of Darl-
ington District, S. C. Through Samuel J. Barwick of New-
ton. Ala., it was learned that 'Reading B. lived near Echo,
Ala., and left three daughters, although no information was
8. WILLIAM BARWICK, JR.
Was a son of William and Elizabeth Barwick, of Darl-
ington District, S. C. He resided in Washington county,
Ga., and was the father of John Wesley Barwick (left no
Reding Barwick, who resided in Thomas county, Ga.,
and was the father of James F. Barwick, Ga.;
!•:. R. Barwick, Dothan, Ala.; E. W. Barwick, Century, Fla.;
I. L. liar wick, Thomasville, Ga.; A. C. and R. W. Barwick,
Cordele, Ga., and Mrs. L. M. Long, Ochlocknee, Ga., and
Reding Noel Barwick; William Noel Barwick, no informa-
tion could be secured of this family, however, there is a
The writer can truthfully state that every effort was
utilized to trace up to date all the descendants of William
and Elizabeth Barwick of Darlington District, S. C.
Of the five daughters nothing is known, while of the
ten sons, eight have been, with a reasonable degree of suc-
cess located and classified, which the w^riter trusts will be
I)leasing to the many of this relationship.
The following Barwicks of Sumpter, S. C, are des-
cendants of the above branch, but for lack of information
could not be classified. Possibly are descendants of Steph-
en or El:.
BARWICK FAMILY HlSToHV
Was the father of Newton Barwick, who is the lather
of Lawrence Barwick. There is a large relationship of this
family residing at Sumpter, S. C.
ADDRESS OF BARWICKS
CAME TO AMERICA IN RECENT YEARS.
W. H. BARWICK
of Catawissa, Pa., is a merchant tailor and justice of peace.
He came from London, England, in 1875. His grandfather,
Joseph, was born in 1775 and was one of twelve sons of
an Episcopal minister. One son came to America about
the year ISOO of whom there is no information.
His father, William, was born in London in 1815, and
W. H. was born in 1840, and his children are: Frank W.,
who served three years in the Philippines, Clara E.,
Louise, Fannie, Charley, Walter and Henry.
JAMES W. BARWICK
of Plattsmouth, Neb., came from Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng-
land, in 1886, and has since resided at above place.
J. W. Barwick.
74 |}Ai;\Vl('K FAMILY HISTORY
His graiuifather. Jacob, was born June 24, 1785, and
married Hunn.ih Eccless, Jan. 24, 1814. His father's name
was John, who married Isabella Smith in 1819, and de-
ceased in 1S62. He is the father of John B., and Hilda C,
who is a teacher and Naroh.
MOSES JAMES BARWICK
came Horn London. England, to New York City, in 1849.
His sons are: James B., who is at the head of the Barwick
Construction Co., o07 Wainwright Building, or 117 Olive
street. St. Louis, Mo.; Thomas B., Pleasanton, Kansas;
Andrew B., New York City, and George, deceased.
MRS. JOHN BARWICK
was the wife of John Barwick, who was the son of John
B. Sr.. and grandson of Wm. B., of England.
She lives at 10,:j:]0 Seeley Ave., Chicago, with her
daughters, Edith and Louise. Her sons are Arthur C, 352
Warren avenue, and Emil 517 N. Lincoln street. A broth-
er-;!i-law lives in Toronto, Canada.
was born in northern England where the family had re-
sided for over 100 years. He had three brothers, John,
William and Jackson.
John Barwick was born in 1833 in Leeds, Yorkshire,
England, and deceased in 1873. His children in this coun-
try are: Richard B., Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Richard
Bell. Plattsmouth, Minn.; Mrs. John Clarkson, Springfield,
Mo., and Clarkson Barwick, Washta, Iowa, who is a con-
tractor and builder. His children are: Blanche, William,
Marcus. George H., Clarence W., Roy James, Frank R. and
G. T. BARWICK
c.ime to America in 1852 and resided at Emporia, Kansas,
engaged in the livery business. The following letter will
"2 Brunswick Terrace, Camberwell Road,"
"March 9, 1887."
"Dear Sir: — My father, William Barw^ick, was born
at Canterbury, Kent, in 1773, and died in London in 1836.
He had one brother. Rev. John Barwick, of Charing, Kent,
who had two sons. My father had three sons, who lived
BAR WICK FAMILY HISTOHV
to get married, Richard, the father of George T. B., of
Emporia, Kansas; George, who died leaving one son; Geo.
^ . B., Springfield, Kent, and myself, Thomas B., born in
1810. I have three sons, William, Thomas, Alfred. Thom-
as deceased leaving four children. The other two live at
Catherine, widow of Jacob B., Frederick, Harry John.
3182 Livingston street, and John B., 1342 X. 11th St., and
Arthur, Philadelphia, Pa.
John B., 2015 S. ISth St., Frank, Sr. and Jr., 3261 Wil-
mot St., Pittsburg, Pa.
William B., 100 Lindon St., and Henry, 370 Gold St.,
Miss Camille F. Barwick
was a daughter of James Barwick of Cleveland, Ohio, and
married a Miss Kierman of New York. The young lady's
present address is unknown and no classification can be
made of her father.
G. H. Barwick
Adrian, Ga., (merchant) was not classified for lack of in-
formation. Also John C, George R. and Xathan J. Bar-
wick of Greenwood, Del., and J. C. Barwick of Williams-
THE PREPARATION OF THIS BOOK
has covered a time of three years and at a cost of
$200.00 to secure the information herein contained.
Many to whom letters were addressed for information
never replied making some family classifications difficult
Family histories, covering such a length of time, are
very tedious, requiring much work in correctly classifying
The writer believes every Barwick should purchase
one or more books in order to aid in the actual expense of
producing this work.
The recompense for services in preparing this work
is nothing, excepting good will from those receiving bene-
fit and information from its pages.
IIAKWICK FAMILY HISTORY
NOTES AND ADDRESSES OF BERWICKS OF U. S. A.
It is evident that the two names of Berwick and Bar-
wiclv verged from the same family of long ago. In the
family of Thomas de Berwick of 650 years ago the two
.-prllin^s referred to the same family.
THE ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION.
The names Berwick, 13arwick and Warwick comes un-
der the classified pronunciation of England, Ireland and
Berwick is given as berrik, Barwick as barrik, and
Warwick as warrik, but in this country mostly the term
wick is used.
Of the various spellings the above three forms only
are used in English print. There is no question but the
Barwicks of this country originally belong to the Berwicks
and it is altogether probable that the Warwicks are of
The writer observed the statement in a work of
reference that the name Berwick was so old its origin
was unknown, and there is no question but such names as
Warwick, Beswick, Barrick and many of the spellings for-
merly referred to in this book all verged from the original
There are no less than eleven P. O. in this country
by the name Berwick, and at least tw^o named Barwick.
The writer made no extensive search for the Berwicks
but will briefly given the ones known.
was a native of Pennsylvania, and Aug. 14, 1768, married
Eleanor Wallace. He deceased in 1789, and his wife in
181.5. From where he came is not known. There is a
reasonable belief that he is one from the Marvland Bar-
wicks. His children were: Thomas, born 1770, died 1849;
Cambria, born 1772. died 1787; Imogene, born 1773- Mary
born 1775 Joseph, born 1776 Eleanor, born 1778; name un
known, 1780, and Elizabeth, 1785. Of his children nothing
is known saving
who was one of the first settlers on the Johnson Plantation
in S . Mary's Parish, Foster, P. O., -La. It is known he
had two sons at least, who were:
who was bo-n in 1808, and resided on the same Plantation
BARWICK FAMILY HISTOHV
and his children were: Mrs. White, Pensacola, Fla., and
O. D. Be— 'ck of same P. O., who is the father of six
sons, one being Dr. E. C. lier-
wick of Franklin, La. As to
other members of David's
family the writer was not in-
formed. The other son was:
Of same Plantation, and
whose children were: Clar-
ence, deceased; Mrs. (Dr.)
R. C. White, Pensacola, Fla.,
and Beverly Berwick, whose
only son is
Dr. I. C. Berwick,
who was born in Morgan
City, La., in 1877, and is now
a practicing physician and surgeon of Berwick, La.
E. A. BERWICK,
of Osseo, Mich., is one of eight children, whose father
came from Huntingshire, England, in 1852, and has since
lived at Hillsdale, Mich.
There is an E. Berwick & Co. of Shelburn, Ontario. It
is the writer's opinion there are not many Berwicks in
tnis country while of the Warwicks and Barricks there
was no search made.
DR. F. ADDISON BERWICK
Graduated from The Medical College of Indiana. (Indian-
apolis) in 1889, but his origin or present address are un-
known. Also Dr. Paul Berwig in 1877.
NOTE: — In this country as well as in England the
leading professions of the Barwicks and Berwicks for sev-
eral generations has been and yet is the ministry and med-
The writer secured a book from London, England,
written by Edward Barwick, M. A., of Trinity College,
Dublin, and published by George Be'rwick in 1813. The
title page is as follows:
"A treatise on the church chiefly with respect to its
HAH WICK FAMILY HISTORY
^..>, : liiiiiut in which the divine right of espiscopacy is
■"Thf suprt'iiiacy of the Bishop of Rome proved to be
contrary to the scriptures and primitive fathers, and the
Rffoinu'd Episcopal Church in England, Ireland and Scot-
land proved to be a sound and orthodox part of the Cath-
o-.c Church. Compiled from the most eminent divines."
MAR 1 3 1930